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Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Paperback)

By Lanier, Jaron

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'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer and 'high-tech genius' (Sunday Times) who first alerted us to the dangers of social media, explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and ...explains in ten simple arguments why liberating yourself from its hold will transform your life and the world for the better. Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together - it is tearing us apart. In Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier draws on his insider's expertise to explain precisely how social media works - by deploying constant surveillance and subconscious manipulation of its users - and why its cruel and dangerous effects are at the heart of its current business model and design. As well as offering ten simple arguments for liberating yourself from its addictive hold, his witty and urgent manifesto outlines a vision for an alternative that provides all the benefits of social media without the harm. So, if you want a happier life, a more just and peaceful world, or merely the chance to think for yourself without being monitored and influenced by the richest corporations in history, then the best thing you can do, for now, is delete your social media accounts - right now. You will almost certainly become a calmer and possibly a nicer person in the process.
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ISBN 9781529112405
Released AU 1 Aug 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529112405
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 1 Aug 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Lanier, Jaron
Category Popular Culture
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Technology: General Issues
Internet
Social & Legal Aspects of Computing
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 11mm
Dewey Code 302.231
Weight 127g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Social media - Social aspects, Social media - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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