Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer and 'high-tech genius' (Sunday Times) who first alerted us to the dangers of social media, explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and explains in ten simple arguments why liberating yourself from its hold will transform your life 'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-p...

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

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

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

  • b talbot
    Aug 06, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...

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

  • Matt
    Jul 03, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

  • Trish
    Aug 03, 2018

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

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

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

  • Sasha
    Jul 06, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...

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

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

    Well-reasoned book about quitting all behaviour modifying and dogmatically algorithmic internet accounts. Book is against not only social media but places like Google, the sharing economy in its current state, doing away with exploitative Silicon Valley startup culture, etc. It is inte...

    I love that an influential techie writes a book like this. Although it?s short I still would have preferred it as an article. Again, making it a book makes it a stronger case I guess. Off to delete my accounts! ...

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

  • FunkyPlaid
    Jul 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

  • Nikiverse
    Jun 09, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...

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

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

    Well-reasoned book about quitting all behaviour modifying and dogmatically algorithmic internet accounts. Book is against not only social media but places like Google, the sharing economy in its current state, doing away with exploitative Silicon Valley startup culture, etc. It is inte...

    I love that an influential techie writes a book like this. Although it?s short I still would have preferred it as an article. Again, making it a book makes it a stronger case I guess. Off to delete my accounts! ...

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

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

    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...

  • Elizabeth A
    Sep 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

  • Benjamin
    Aug 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...

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

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

    Well-reasoned book about quitting all behaviour modifying and dogmatically algorithmic internet accounts. Book is against not only social media but places like Google, the sharing economy in its current state, doing away with exploitative Silicon Valley startup culture, etc. It is inte...

  • David
    Jun 01, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dee's Books
    Jun 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

  • Mark Seemann
    Aug 09, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

  • George P.
    Jul 09, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...

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

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

    Well-reasoned book about quitting all behaviour modifying and dogmatically algorithmic internet accounts. Book is against not only social media but places like Google, the sharing economy in its current state, doing away with exploitative Silicon Valley startup culture, etc. It is inte...

    I love that an influential techie writes a book like this. Although it?s short I still would have preferred it as an article. Again, making it a book makes it a stronger case I guess. Off to delete my accounts! ...

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

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

    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...

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

  • Lisa
    Aug 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

  • Oryx
    Jun 02, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

  • Ivan
    Aug 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

  • 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...

  • Stany
    Jun 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

  • Joel Adams
    Jun 18, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...

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

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

    Well-reasoned book about quitting all behaviour modifying and dogmatically algorithmic internet accounts. Book is against not only social media but places like Google, the sharing economy in its current state, doing away with exploitative Silicon Valley startup culture, etc. It is inte...

    I love that an influential techie writes a book like this. Although it?s short I still would have preferred it as an article. Again, making it a book makes it a stronger case I guess. Off to delete my accounts! ...

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

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

    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...

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

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

  • Faiza Sattar
    Aug 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...

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

  • Lissa
    Jul 07, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...

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

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

    Well-reasoned book about quitting all behaviour modifying and dogmatically algorithmic internet accounts. Book is against not only social media but places like Google, the sharing economy in its current state, doing away with exploitative Silicon Valley startup culture, etc. It is inte...

    I love that an influential techie writes a book like this. Although it?s short I still would have preferred it as an article. Again, making it a book makes it a stronger case I guess. Off to delete my accounts! ...

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

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

  • David Wineberg
    May 08, 2018

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

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

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

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

  • Pat
    Aug 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...

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

  • Julia Przejczowska
    Aug 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

  • Simon Stegall
    Jun 07, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Carrie Poppy
    Jul 01, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

  • Niklas Laninge
    Sep 01, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...

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

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

    Well-reasoned book about quitting all behaviour modifying and dogmatically algorithmic internet accounts. Book is against not only social media but places like Google, the sharing economy in its current state, doing away with exploitative Silicon Valley startup culture, etc. It is inte...

    I love that an influential techie writes a book like this. Although it?s short I still would have preferred it as an article. Again, making it a book makes it a stronger case I guess. Off to delete my accounts! ...

  • dv
    Aug 01, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...

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

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

  • Isabelle
    Jul 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

  • Osbert Neville
    Sep 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...

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

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

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

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

    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 ...

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

    Persuasive. ...

    Book blurb: Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together ? it is tearing us apart. Late last year I started to notice that I was ...

    Ju? sam tytu? tej ksi??ki wskazuje w jakim tonie b?dzie ta ksi??ka i co autor prˇbuje udowodni?. W wielu przypadkach jestem sk?onna si? z nim zgodzi?, ale jednak wiele argumentˇw zosta?o specjalnie przedstawionych w taki sposˇb, ?eby pasowa? do tezy autora - nie wini?...

    ????? (5/5) I see some top GR reviews for this book slating the content and in particular, the writing style. I begin to wonder if a book with such a diverse scope deserves to be judged according to what I would call ?literary? parameters. Of course to each his own, bu...

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

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

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

    Die aufgestellten Thesen haben mir gro▀teils ganz gut gefallen. Die Art und Weise, der Schreibstil allerdings Řberhaupt nicht. Vielleicht liegt es an der ▄bersetzung, ich wei▀ es nicht. Habe den ein oder anderen Gedanken mitnehmen k÷nnen, daher 2 Sterne. ...

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

    A good example of the book that should have been an article. Worthwhile points raised in the book with needless filler. A better book: ?The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads,? by Tim Wu. ...

    I thought this book was pretty poorly written and I disagreed with a fair amount of it. I also can't stop thinking about it. My experience with social media hasn't been the negative morass that Lanier generally (but not always) describes. Additionally, I don't agree that thinking an...

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

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

    The fact is that Big Tech is manipulating your impressionable ass - no matter how smart you think you are - and you are powerless to resist unless you delete your social media accounts. "Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart", Lanier declares. There...