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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Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Reviews

  • Maureen
    Jun 11, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

    A less than compelling case with statements of things that are known. ...

    Fantastic book! Like all his work, Jaron nailed it. ...

    Sobering truth about the vast, insidious, dangerous impact of social media on the essence of being human. A necessary read. ...

    Again, wish I could give it 4.5 stars. Just a bit too technical (wonky) for me at times. Important book. ...

  • Athena
    Jun 13, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

  • Pete Wanamaker
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

    A less than compelling case with statements of things that are known. ...

    Fantastic book! Like all his work, Jaron nailed it. ...

    Sobering truth about the vast, insidious, dangerous impact of social media on the essence of being human. A necessary read. ...

    Again, wish I could give it 4.5 stars. Just a bit too technical (wonky) for me at times. Important book. ...

    ...

  • Rob
    May 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

  • Sean
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

    A less than compelling case with statements of things that are known. ...

    Fantastic book! Like all his work, Jaron nailed it. ...

    Sobering truth about the vast, insidious, dangerous impact of social media on the essence of being human. A necessary read. ...

    Again, wish I could give it 4.5 stars. Just a bit too technical (wonky) for me at times. Important book. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Alyson
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

  • Amy
    Jun 14, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

  • Fiona Hughes
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

    A less than compelling case with statements of things that are known. ...

    Fantastic book! Like all his work, Jaron nailed it. ...

    Sobering truth about the vast, insidious, dangerous impact of social media on the essence of being human. A necessary read. ...

    Again, wish I could give it 4.5 stars. Just a bit too technical (wonky) for me at times. Important book. ...

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  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Michael
    Jun 16, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

  • Gina
    Jun 05, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

    A less than compelling case with statements of things that are known. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

  • Ashley Cracknell
    Jun 14, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

    A less than compelling case with statements of things that are known. ...

    Fantastic book! Like all his work, Jaron nailed it. ...

    Sobering truth about the vast, insidious, dangerous impact of social media on the essence of being human. A necessary read. ...

    Again, wish I could give it 4.5 stars. Just a bit too technical (wonky) for me at times. Important book. ...

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  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Tim Gorichanaz
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

  • Ellen
    Jun 13, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

    A less than compelling case with statements of things that are known. ...

    Fantastic book! Like all his work, Jaron nailed it. ...

    Sobering truth about the vast, insidious, dangerous impact of social media on the essence of being human. A necessary read. ...

  • Sean
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

  • Josh Nicholas
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

    A less than compelling case with statements of things that are known. ...

    Fantastic book! Like all his work, Jaron nailed it. ...

    Sobering truth about the vast, insidious, dangerous impact of social media on the essence of being human. A necessary read. ...

    Again, wish I could give it 4.5 stars. Just a bit too technical (wonky) for me at times. Important book. ...

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    ...

    ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

  • T Scott Saponas
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

    A less than compelling case with statements of things that are known. ...

    Fantastic book! Like all his work, Jaron nailed it. ...

  • Gary Moreau
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • ELIZABETH TIERNEY
    Jun 05, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

  • Robert Yokoyama
    Jun 13, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

  • Gsbod
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...

    Good night, Facebook. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely delete you in the morning. Read this book and think critically. It is one of best books for critical thinking I have read in a long while. ...

    Message vital, writing style a tad obtuse -- a bit of editing would go miles and then the book would be a perfect ten and more widely read. But what do I know. Here's to cats. ...

    Thorough and persuasive. Even if you don't delete your social media accounts right now, you can't help but think long and hard about doing so. ...

    A less than compelling case with statements of things that are known. ...

    Fantastic book! Like all his work, Jaron nailed it. ...

    Sobering truth about the vast, insidious, dangerous impact of social media on the essence of being human. A necessary read. ...

    Again, wish I could give it 4.5 stars. Just a bit too technical (wonky) for me at times. Important book. ...

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  • Elcin Kurtulus
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

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

    Reading this review and thinking of checking your Twitter feed? Mind overwhelmed right now by something you read that made you mad on Facebook? Perhaps you should pick up this book. In it, tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses how his decades in the computing industry has made him fearfu...

    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...

    Jaron Lanier has the writing talent, a genuinely humanistic perspective, the technical know-how, and the Silicon Valley experience to write the definitive book on the ?Gilded Age of Big Tech.? This attempt, however, fell just a tad short for me. It is a book built around a singl...

    I agree with all of the arguments in this book for deleting my social media accounts. I see the validity in all of them. I won't stop using social media entirely, but I will be more cautious about what I do on social media for now on The biggest argument for me is that I should delete ...

    This book provides thought provoking reasons for distancing oneself from contraptions that waste a majority of people's time, I.e. social media. The best example is Facebook, whose modus operandi is to be a time-suck and to influence/persuade people, in essence, to a be a tool for beha...

    I certainly have become disenchanted with social media and its pervasiveness in our world. And I am concerned at how expansive its reach has become. There are a lot of assholes out there on the many platforms, and that is scary, but I just wish that a book arguing for deleting our acco...

    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 ...

    Favorite line regarding the dark underbelly of social media algorithms and the fanatics who worship its cult: ?AI is a role-playing game for engineers, not in itself an actual technical achievement.? And: ?Who is to say what counts as intelligence in a program?? If it?...

    3.5 stars Social media is a waste of time. They are addictive. They make you feel depressed. Believing something only because you learned it through a system is a way of giving your cognitive power over to that system. It is time to reclaim your power and restore your cognitive ca...

    So much potential but just not that well written. The writer dances a maypole before he gets to any point, and even when he does it?s barely related to the promise at the start of the chapter. 3 stars because I liked the premise. Otherwise underwhelming. ...