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Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
 

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Lanier, Jaron

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A timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer. You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we're better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, ...Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms. Lanier's reasons for freeing ourselves from social media's poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more connected than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads. How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history that have no way of making money other than being paid to manipulate our behavior? How could the benefits of social media possibly outweigh the catastrophic losses to our personal dignity, happiness, and freedom? Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us toward a richer and fuller way of living and connecting with our world.
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ISBN 9781250239082
Released AU 27 Aug 2019
Publisher Picador
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781250239082
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Picador
Imprint Picador USA
Released 27 Aug 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Lanier, Jaron
Category Social & Cultural Anthropology
Internet
Social & Legal Aspects of Computing
Human-Computer Interaction
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 114mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 302.231
Weight 136g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Computing: Consumer Books ('Technical Trade')
ONIX Text General/trade

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