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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier, read by Oliver Wyman 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 insimple 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, fearful, isolated and 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 offeringsimple 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 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

15 thoughts on “Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Jaron Lanier, Oliver Wyman, Random House Audiobooks: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Dr Barry Clayton Dr Barry Clayton says:

    Lanier is a clever high tech scientist who works in Silicon Valley In this book, and it is long overdue, he warns us of the dangers of social media and why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design His book gives ten simple but highly persuasive reasons why we need to free ourselves from its coils.So far this year five major works have alerted us to the dangers of the growing and disturbing addiction to social media For tens of thousands, particularly the under 30s, it has become a drug It is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, tribal and isolated In brief, as the author says it is tearing us apart.Lanier is an expert in this field Hence, we should take heed of what he says Unfortunately, the addicted will not want to hear his warnings for they undermine their craving The effects of social media are cruel, and dangerous particularly for the young It involves subconscious manipulation Lanier is witty as well as profound His ten arguments offer an alternative that provides all the benefits of social media minus the harm All, particularly those with children, need to read this book.If you want to think for yourself without being manipulated and influenced by wealthy corporations you should delete your social media accounts now Lanier is a celebrated pioneer of digital innovation His previous books about the digital age have received World acclaim read his Dawn of the New Everything He has been named by TIME as one of the 100 most influential people in the world His ten arguments are only some of the arguments about social media that demand attention There are many For example he doesn t discuss the pressures on young people, especially young women, or how scammers abuse us, or how social media algorithms can discriminate against you for racist reasons This important book only scratches the surface Lanier points out we can survive without social media The internet is not the problem Email friends instead of using social media Read news websites instead of getting news that has been filtered In short, you control your life You will save a lot of time by ditching Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter.This is a very important book It is rich in common sense Far too many people have become like a zombie There are several new facts as well as common ones The strength of our addiction must not be underestimated Social media is fundamentally biased It rewards negative behaviour It learns about us in order to change us.1984 is here.Lanier warns us that truth is being harmed and twisted daily by thousands of fake Twitter followers Podcasts he warns are next to be infiltrated Lanier is a philosopher and seer of the Valley who has turned into a dissident He deserves our attention.Also strongly recommended are books by Sherry Turkle, and Cathy O Neil on this topic.

  2. Mrs Katie Seaman Mrs Katie Seaman says:

    I first clocked this book in a bookshop in town It caught my eye as I d been feeling a bit ambivalent about Social Media for a long time Having a very quick flick through I put it back thinking it might be a bit ranty conspiracy theorist However some weeks later I decided to take the plunge and downloaded it on my Kindle Firstly this chap is well qualified to discuss the subject intelligently Secondly it has a just enough humour to make it an engaging read Thirdly his arguments are very well articulated and based on logic and fact So much so I took his advice and promptly deleted all my social media accounts So far, the world hasn t ended, Ive not become a social exile, I get far less irritated by twaddle, and have found hours time a week I shan t be going back.

  3. Mr. M. A. Green Mr. M. A. Green says:

    Everybody should read this book, very revealing, I have taken Jaron s advice and am not looking back.

  4. justRob justRob says:

    Great book I ve deleted my Facebook and have got back so much time to do other stuff with You ll be surprised how much better you ll feel cutting out all those crappy status reads, all those rubbish comments, all that pointless stuff you don t need to see I promise it ll make you feel better Give the book a read.

  5. David Waters David Waters says:

    It took a while for me to get into the style of the author s writing and it did seem one sided That said as a user of three social media systems it did cause me to stand back and think Haven t got to the point of deleting them yet but seriously considering it.

  6. lincolnshirecleaning.co Customer lincolnshirecleaning.co Customer says:

    I was drawn to this book because I keep hearing that I m supposed to delete my facebook account, but it doesn t seem to be getting through to me as to why I am also aware that facebook, twitter etc do make me feel worse I don t know why.I had to read this book twice The first time I could tell the points were there, but mixed in with other points so it was unclear So the second time I made my own notes, making specific examples relating to my own experience the websites that aren t what he means but I find comparible eg Mail Online that the information relates to as well.I understand now The websites are free, paid for by adverts The Mail Online specifically puts horrible articles that generate nasty comments clicks your time Similarly, tv news choose horrible news stories get higher viewing figures That is just one part I took from the book, it s too much about money for the advertisers.The central most fascinating point to me was the concept of Facebook etc switching you to Pack Mode where you find yourself comparing yourself to others and feeling less than The author recommends the alternative which is Solitary Wolf Mode In Solitary Wolf Mode you are open to the bigger picture How he explains the two made me realise that I get such great ideas and am happier in Solitary Wolf Mode but I am no good in Pack Mode, I feel limited worse That might not be true for everyone Being on those websites depletes your energy ideas.Early in the book the author creates an abbreviation BUMMER then used that word in capitals throughout I couldn t remember what it meant, was slightly offputting It refers to that type of website.

  7. N MURPHY N MURPHY says:

    This is an ideal read for the beach It s just the right length and sets a nice balance between intelligent argument and a humour that wouldn t be out of place in a sequel to Team America In places, one can almost visualise a puppet railing against certain evil social media companies Turning the last page, I found myself wondering if there s an age at which someone, having read this book, would then be likely to go away and delete their SM accounts Maybe mid forties, so you can set your kids the challenge of reading this without them being likely to claim that you ve ruined their social media lives.

  8. Marco Marco says:

    f r jeden der sich f r Digitalisierung interessiert Aus der Perspektive eines absoluten Insiders berichtet der Autor entlang einer stringenten Argumentationskette und gut strukturiert, warum man Social Media in der heutigen Darreichungsform meiden sollte und was k nftige Business Models besser machen sollten, damit Social Media einen Mehrwert f r die Gesellschaft und nicht f r einige Wenige liefern kann.Auch wenn man nicht unbedingt sofort seine Social Media Pr senz aufgeben m chte, sensibilisiert das Werk zumindest f r dessen Schattenseiten und erm glicht damit eine Reflektion des eigenen Umgangs mit sozialen Netzen.

  9. PickerDad PickerDad says:

    It s an important topic, as we are just beginning to discover the dangers of social media The author has some useful information to impart, but his style is just obnoxious I stuck it out to the end of the first chapter, but couldn t stand reading any I discarded it Fortunately the Kindle version doesn t leave any waste paper behind.

  10. SehrVielLeserin (500+ Bücher/ Jahr) SehrVielLeserin (500+ Bücher/ Jahr) says:

    Gute Argumentation, aber extrem weitschweifig Eher wissenschaftlich den Menschen erforschend Wird dem rei erischen Titel nicht gerecht, denn die Message kann auch knackiger r berkommen Das Werk ist vielleicht eher f r Leute, die noch nie dr ber nachgedacht haben wie das mit den social Media eigentlich funktioniert.

  11. Susan Bell Susan Bell says:

    An insight into social media by one of the tech gurus of Silicon Valley More case studies rather than the author s personal experience would have made the book interesting to read Nonetheless, presents a good case for deleting social media accounts and maintaining your privacy.

  12. Tillman Tillman says:

    He has a very clear and broad understanding of the innerworkings of social media Sometimes his points get a little hazy, but overall a very compelling set of arguments It s good to see that its heavily citated and his genuine care for the future is obvious I already mitigate my social media use in a variety of ways, but this is making me seriously consider deleting everything.

  13. Tyleigh Tyleigh says:

    Great book for anyone self aware enough or not to know the pros and cons of the internet Might be a little biased but overall well written and entertaining.

  14. Leon Leon says:

    Lanier articulately lays out his logic for each of his ten arguments, which are at times w each other and at times, startlingly distinct Highly recommended reading, especially for the person who believes that social media isn t affecting them.

  15. Camillo Camillo says:

    Everyone should ready this book If you won t delete your accounts, at least you have an understanding how you are being used and maybe that will make you change your online behavior