Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

'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 'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-p...

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Title:Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Author:Jaron Lanier
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  • Diane
    Jun 28, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

  • b talbot
    Aug 06, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

  • Matt
    Jul 03, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

  • Vannessa Anderson
    Jul 21, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

    Un puñetazo en la boca del estómago. No le doy 5 estrellas porque cuando habla de modificación de conducta pues, bueno, dice unas polladas del 15, y porque es pesada la disonancia cognitiva que le lleva a tratar de justificar el capitalismo libertario que tan claramente sitúa a la ...

    Devoured in a day. Accomplishes the not insignificant thing of making social media slightly more bearable. ESSENTIAL ...

    I've already been thinking about social media and whether I should reduce my presence online, and then I found this book, so it was perfect timing. The author makes some very good points, but they tend to be lost in disorganization. The book isn't particularly cohesive, and the aut...

    Jaron Lanier's warning to at least detach from undiscriminate use of social media is gripping and engaging. As he writes, in this short pamphlet he only skims the surface of the full argumentation against the common and largely mindless use of social media that is becoming pervasive an...

    The whole reason I read this book is because it?s becoming harder and harder for me to ignore my suspicion that my social media use is really not good for me. Given that, I?m not sure how much it means for me to say that the author?s arguments were convincing; I was predisposed t...

    I'm going to try to go without Facebook for a while after reading this book, but I don't know how compelling I find all of Lanier's arguments. He certainly has some good points, but I think he is a bit blase about dismissing the positive aspects of social media, and he doesn't really o...

    In this book, Lanier tells us that users of social media are merely numbers (similar to how a certain religion was categorized during the Holocaust). Algorithms exist to favor Facebook, Google, their advertisers, and you're being used and manipulated by these algorithms to benefit plat...

    ?How can you remain autonomous in a world where you are under constant surveillance and are constantly prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history, which have no way of making money except by being paid to manipulate your behavior I don?t like being ...

  • Antonia
    Jul 27, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

    Un puñetazo en la boca del estómago. No le doy 5 estrellas porque cuando habla de modificación de conducta pues, bueno, dice unas polladas del 15, y porque es pesada la disonancia cognitiva que le lleva a tratar de justificar el capitalismo libertario que tan claramente sitúa a la ...

    Devoured in a day. Accomplishes the not insignificant thing of making social media slightly more bearable. ESSENTIAL ...

    I've already been thinking about social media and whether I should reduce my presence online, and then I found this book, so it was perfect timing. The author makes some very good points, but they tend to be lost in disorganization. The book isn't particularly cohesive, and the aut...

    Jaron Lanier's warning to at least detach from undiscriminate use of social media is gripping and engaging. As he writes, in this short pamphlet he only skims the surface of the full argumentation against the common and largely mindless use of social media that is becoming pervasive an...

    The whole reason I read this book is because it?s becoming harder and harder for me to ignore my suspicion that my social media use is really not good for me. Given that, I?m not sure how much it means for me to say that the author?s arguments were convincing; I was predisposed t...

    I'm going to try to go without Facebook for a while after reading this book, but I don't know how compelling I find all of Lanier's arguments. He certainly has some good points, but I think he is a bit blase about dismissing the positive aspects of social media, and he doesn't really o...

    In this book, Lanier tells us that users of social media are merely numbers (similar to how a certain religion was categorized during the Holocaust). Algorithms exist to favor Facebook, Google, their advertisers, and you're being used and manipulated by these algorithms to benefit plat...

    ?How can you remain autonomous in a world where you are under constant surveillance and are constantly prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history, which have no way of making money except by being paid to manipulate your behavior I don?t like being ...

    There are definitely good reasons to consider deleting social media accounts, however I had some issues with how they were presented in this book. Some of the arguments just seemed a bit thin, and a little too much like ranting instead of the cogent arguments that I was hoping for. Rea...

    Lanier makes a point ? up to a point. And then it just seems repetitive. I?m not at all persuaded. I don?t feel negative or angry or depressed when I use social media. I just enjoy connecting with my friends and have no desire to disconnect. I think I?d lose more than I?d gai...

  • Trish
    Aug 03, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

  • Sasha
    Jul 06, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

  • FunkyPlaid
    Jul 20, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

  • Mangoo
    Jul 01, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

    Un puñetazo en la boca del estómago. No le doy 5 estrellas porque cuando habla de modificación de conducta pues, bueno, dice unas polladas del 15, y porque es pesada la disonancia cognitiva que le lleva a tratar de justificar el capitalismo libertario que tan claramente sitúa a la ...

    Devoured in a day. Accomplishes the not insignificant thing of making social media slightly more bearable. ESSENTIAL ...

    I've already been thinking about social media and whether I should reduce my presence online, and then I found this book, so it was perfect timing. The author makes some very good points, but they tend to be lost in disorganization. The book isn't particularly cohesive, and the aut...

    Jaron Lanier's warning to at least detach from undiscriminate use of social media is gripping and engaging. As he writes, in this short pamphlet he only skims the surface of the full argumentation against the common and largely mindless use of social media that is becoming pervasive an...

  • Nikiverse
    Jun 09, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

    Un puñetazo en la boca del estómago. No le doy 5 estrellas porque cuando habla de modificación de conducta pues, bueno, dice unas polladas del 15, y porque es pesada la disonancia cognitiva que le lleva a tratar de justificar el capitalismo libertario que tan claramente sitúa a la ...

    Devoured in a day. Accomplishes the not insignificant thing of making social media slightly more bearable. ESSENTIAL ...

    I've already been thinking about social media and whether I should reduce my presence online, and then I found this book, so it was perfect timing. The author makes some very good points, but they tend to be lost in disorganization. The book isn't particularly cohesive, and the aut...

    Jaron Lanier's warning to at least detach from undiscriminate use of social media is gripping and engaging. As he writes, in this short pamphlet he only skims the surface of the full argumentation against the common and largely mindless use of social media that is becoming pervasive an...

    The whole reason I read this book is because it?s becoming harder and harder for me to ignore my suspicion that my social media use is really not good for me. Given that, I?m not sure how much it means for me to say that the author?s arguments were convincing; I was predisposed t...

    I'm going to try to go without Facebook for a while after reading this book, but I don't know how compelling I find all of Lanier's arguments. He certainly has some good points, but I think he is a bit blase about dismissing the positive aspects of social media, and he doesn't really o...

    In this book, Lanier tells us that users of social media are merely numbers (similar to how a certain religion was categorized during the Holocaust). Algorithms exist to favor Facebook, Google, their advertisers, and you're being used and manipulated by these algorithms to benefit plat...

  • Dave McLeod
    May 29, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

    Un puñetazo en la boca del estómago. No le doy 5 estrellas porque cuando habla de modificación de conducta pues, bueno, dice unas polladas del 15, y porque es pesada la disonancia cognitiva que le lleva a tratar de justificar el capitalismo libertario que tan claramente sitúa a la ...

    Devoured in a day. Accomplishes the not insignificant thing of making social media slightly more bearable. ESSENTIAL ...

  • David
    Jun 01, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

  • Dee's Books
    Jun 20, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

  • Ramón Nogueras Pérez
    Jun 02, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

    Un puñetazo en la boca del estómago. No le doy 5 estrellas porque cuando habla de modificación de conducta pues, bueno, dice unas polladas del 15, y porque es pesada la disonancia cognitiva que le lleva a tratar de justificar el capitalismo libertario que tan claramente sitúa a la ...

  • Kitty
    Jun 25, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

    Un puñetazo en la boca del estómago. No le doy 5 estrellas porque cuando habla de modificación de conducta pues, bueno, dice unas polladas del 15, y porque es pesada la disonancia cognitiva que le lleva a tratar de justificar el capitalismo libertario que tan claramente sitúa a la ...

    Devoured in a day. Accomplishes the not insignificant thing of making social media slightly more bearable. ESSENTIAL ...

    I've already been thinking about social media and whether I should reduce my presence online, and then I found this book, so it was perfect timing. The author makes some very good points, but they tend to be lost in disorganization. The book isn't particularly cohesive, and the aut...

    Jaron Lanier's warning to at least detach from undiscriminate use of social media is gripping and engaging. As he writes, in this short pamphlet he only skims the surface of the full argumentation against the common and largely mindless use of social media that is becoming pervasive an...

    The whole reason I read this book is because it?s becoming harder and harder for me to ignore my suspicion that my social media use is really not good for me. Given that, I?m not sure how much it means for me to say that the author?s arguments were convincing; I was predisposed t...

    I'm going to try to go without Facebook for a while after reading this book, but I don't know how compelling I find all of Lanier's arguments. He certainly has some good points, but I think he is a bit blase about dismissing the positive aspects of social media, and he doesn't really o...

  • Mark Seemann
    Aug 09, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

  • George P.
    Jul 09, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

  • Josh Firer
    Jun 24, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

    Un puñetazo en la boca del estómago. No le doy 5 estrellas porque cuando habla de modificación de conducta pues, bueno, dice unas polladas del 15, y porque es pesada la disonancia cognitiva que le lleva a tratar de justificar el capitalismo libertario que tan claramente sitúa a la ...

    Devoured in a day. Accomplishes the not insignificant thing of making social media slightly more bearable. ESSENTIAL ...

    I've already been thinking about social media and whether I should reduce my presence online, and then I found this book, so it was perfect timing. The author makes some very good points, but they tend to be lost in disorganization. The book isn't particularly cohesive, and the aut...

    Jaron Lanier's warning to at least detach from undiscriminate use of social media is gripping and engaging. As he writes, in this short pamphlet he only skims the surface of the full argumentation against the common and largely mindless use of social media that is becoming pervasive an...

    The whole reason I read this book is because it?s becoming harder and harder for me to ignore my suspicion that my social media use is really not good for me. Given that, I?m not sure how much it means for me to say that the author?s arguments were convincing; I was predisposed t...

    I'm going to try to go without Facebook for a while after reading this book, but I don't know how compelling I find all of Lanier's arguments. He certainly has some good points, but I think he is a bit blase about dismissing the positive aspects of social media, and he doesn't really o...

    In this book, Lanier tells us that users of social media are merely numbers (similar to how a certain religion was categorized during the Holocaust). Algorithms exist to favor Facebook, Google, their advertisers, and you're being used and manipulated by these algorithms to benefit plat...

    ?How can you remain autonomous in a world where you are under constant surveillance and are constantly prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history, which have no way of making money except by being paid to manipulate your behavior I don?t like being ...

    There are definitely good reasons to consider deleting social media accounts, however I had some issues with how they were presented in this book. Some of the arguments just seemed a bit thin, and a little too much like ranting instead of the cogent arguments that I was hoping for. Rea...

  • Oryx
    Jun 02, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

  • BlackOxford
    May 31, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

  • Yxas
    Jun 04, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

  • Stany
    Jun 22, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

  • Joel Adams
    Jun 18, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

  • Lissa
    Jul 07, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

    Un puñetazo en la boca del estómago. No le doy 5 estrellas porque cuando habla de modificación de conducta pues, bueno, dice unas polladas del 15, y porque es pesada la disonancia cognitiva que le lleva a tratar de justificar el capitalismo libertario que tan claramente sitúa a la ...

    Devoured in a day. Accomplishes the not insignificant thing of making social media slightly more bearable. ESSENTIAL ...

    I've already been thinking about social media and whether I should reduce my presence online, and then I found this book, so it was perfect timing. The author makes some very good points, but they tend to be lost in disorganization. The book isn't particularly cohesive, and the aut...

  • David Wineberg
    May 08, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

  • Simon Stegall
    Jun 07, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

  • Carrie Poppy
    Jul 01, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

  • Caleb Hoyer
    Jun 23, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

    I was a teenager when I encountered Abbie Hoffman?s Steal This Book . I?m not sure how it came into my possession (I have a vague recollection of its being bought at a garage sale) but I was fascinated by Hoffman?s handbook for subversion. He offered a plethora of clever ways to...

    Like many others, I find it difficult to imagine life without social media. I use Facebook and Twitter at work to share articles fromInfluencemagazine, the Christian leadership magazine which I edit. They account for a large percentage of the traffic on the magazine?s website. I igno...

    // impressive, persuasive and ultimately damning look at the religion of social media and their manipulation of our data, identities and behavior for profit ...

    I deleted Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram after reading Cal Newport's Deep Work. I'd always had a lingering antipathy towards those services, as I'd sensed that they insidiously seized my time - not only without my consent, but with my permission! Before reading Cal Newport's...

    Un puñetazo en la boca del estómago. No le doy 5 estrellas porque cuando habla de modificación de conducta pues, bueno, dice unas polladas del 15, y porque es pesada la disonancia cognitiva que le lleva a tratar de justificar el capitalismo libertario que tan claramente sitúa a la ...

    Devoured in a day. Accomplishes the not insignificant thing of making social media slightly more bearable. ESSENTIAL ...

    I've already been thinking about social media and whether I should reduce my presence online, and then I found this book, so it was perfect timing. The author makes some very good points, but they tend to be lost in disorganization. The book isn't particularly cohesive, and the aut...

    Jaron Lanier's warning to at least detach from undiscriminate use of social media is gripping and engaging. As he writes, in this short pamphlet he only skims the surface of the full argumentation against the common and largely mindless use of social media that is becoming pervasive an...

    The whole reason I read this book is because it?s becoming harder and harder for me to ignore my suspicion that my social media use is really not good for me. Given that, I?m not sure how much it means for me to say that the author?s arguments were convincing; I was predisposed t...

  • dv
    Aug 01, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...

    For such a short work, Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments conjured quite a lot of feelings in me, and most of them smacked of frustration, embarrassment, and exasperation. It's not that I find myself disagreeing with his core ten-point encapsulation of reasons to remove one's self from the i...

    Jaron Lanier's key theme is that the business model behind the success of the big internet /social media companies (facebook and google mainly) is based on companies paying to be able to manipulate user behaviour. So the users are the products and the companies are the customers. This ...

    A real bummer man. Just kidding. Presented with a real clarity and very well argued indeed. Not what I was expecting from the title. Lanier makes it seem like this is the only argument worth having, the most pressing problem of contemporary society; it makes everything else fall by...

    the best way to sum up this book for me is that i thought i was not being manipulated by the social media i participate in. but this book showed me that i was and am wrong. very wrong. what i like about this book is that yes, it argues that we should delete our social media accounts...

    Un libro importante da leggere oggi, direi quasi ?da far leggere a scuola?. Non ci si lasci ingannare dal titolo: non si tratta semplicemente di chiudere un account social per ?protesta? contro le grandi corporation. Si tratta di ragionare con consapevolezza sull?effetto dei ...

  • Isabelle
    Jul 10, 2018

    On Genies and Bottles In 1956, the novelist and scientist, C. P. Snow wrote an article entitled The Two Cultures. The cultures he had in mind were science and the humanities. Each, he claimed, had its own specialised vocabulary, its own criteria for acceptable thought, and its own u...

    This is an interesting manifesto about how social media is destroying our souls and our society, but unfortunately, this book isn't well-written. It's skimmable, at best. Here's a quick guide to Lanier's arguments: 1. You are losing your free will. 2. Quitting social media is th...

    Actually I thought I knew what Lanier was going to say in this book and wasn?t going to read it. Then I listened to a podcast with him with Ezra Klein, and beginning about the 60-minute mark, Lanier speaks of how we should be ?lone wolves? instead of ?pack wolves? in our soci...

    Facebook, Google and The Rapture Jaron Lanier wants to be known for his music and his appreciation of cats (He likes to say he is one). But where he is best known, and most useful, is in his appreciation of the internet. In You Are Not A Gadget (2010), he created a manifesto to fr...

    Since this is my final post here because I'll be deleting Goodreads (and Facebook) after this, I... Okay, just kidding. I actually did delete Snapchat, which is apparently a bit innocuous compared to the other platforms Jaron Lanier (a trustworthy man with some authority here) refers t...

    Quick read; good food for thought: Be like a cat. ...

    BlackOxford, in the review above, apparently faults Jaron Lanier for both being a computer scientist and for sounding like one. Besides resorting to ad hominem and straw man attacks and refusing to engage in a meaningful way with the book's content, BlackOxford also illustrates one of ...

    Persuasive. ...

    Thought-provoking read by an intelligent author, musician and noted resident of Silicon Valley, Jaron Lanier who will have you thinking about every key you've hit, ad you've searched on your social media sites using 10 valid and strong arguments for deleting your social media account r...

    These ten arguments for deleting my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, etc. accounts were more serious and thought-through than I had expected. I mostly expected an entertaining rant, but this is an insider's view on the trouble with social media, and what it does to society, as wel...

    A quick read which I think will preach to the converted (my uncle who doesn't use social media anymore loved it). As an author, I would sincerely lose a lot of my audience if I deleted my social media accounts! Yes it made me think about using social media less but I already was aware...