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Ten arguments for deleting all your social media accounts right now

Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that were better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaron Lanier
ISBN: 9781250196682 125019668X
OCLC Number: 1039526009
Description: x, 146 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction, with cats --
You are losing your free will --
Quitting social media is the most finely targeted way to resist the insanity of our times --
Social media is making you into an asshole --
Social media is undermining truth --
Social media is making what you say meaningless --
Social media is destroying your capacity for empathy --
Social media is making you unhappy --
Social media doesn't want you to have economic dignity --
Social media is making politics impossible --
Social media hates your soul --
Conclusion: Cats have nine lives.
Responsibility: Jaron Lanier.

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You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that were better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms.

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