Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Paperback)
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Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Paperback)

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Published: 01/08/2019
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Waterstones Says

A brief, brilliant broadside against the deleterious effects of social media on our social lives, self-esteem and sanity. Lanier’s pithy volume is an empowering call to reclaim our headspace from blinkered echo chambers and toxic value judgements, and stands as one of the smartest polemics of recent years.

Social media is supposed to bring us together - but it is tearing us apart.

The evidence suggests it's making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal.

Jaron Lanier is the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer who first alerted us to the dangers of social media. In this witty and urgent manifesto he explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and, in ten simple arguments, why liberating yourself from its hold will transform your life and the world for the better.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529112405
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 127 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

One of the most optimistic books about the Internet I've ever read because it dares to hope for better ... A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read - Zadie Smith

In every chapter there is a principle so elegant, so neat, sometimes even so beautiful, that what is billed as straight polemic becomes something much more profound - Zoe Williams, Guardian

Indispensable. Everyone who wants to understand the digital world, its pitfalls and possibilities should read this book – now - Matthew d'Ancona, author of Post-Truth

A witty and fiercely intelligent attack on the ethics and business model of big tech and a romping read to boot. Lanier is a modern day Luther, calling for a digital reformation and nailing his theses to the door - Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler

An eloquence that is hard to argue against … Every time you log on, you are adding to a fire that is burning your house down - Danny Fortson, Sunday Times

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Stacey at Llandudno

“Well researched and interesting”

I’ve been really interested in reading this book as I’ve always had one foot in wanting to delete my social media accounts, so wandered if this book would actually be able to convince me.

The book opens by telling us... More

Hardback edition
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Sharon, Bookseller at Waterstones Gloucester

“Fascinating and illuminating”

I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.

I put off reading this book because I thought it might make me have to delete my social media accounts, hence the delayed review!

I wish I'd... More

Hardback edition
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“Enlightening and Insightful”

Hello, my name is Andrew, and I am a social media addict. Like many in the world, I am drawn to my social media accounts like a fish on a hook. I've not always been proud of my behaviour on social media; indeed,... More

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