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Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now

Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in Lanier, Jaron
Verfasser*innenangabe: Jaron Lanier
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: New York, Henry Holt and Company
Mediengruppe: Buch


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Lays out ten arguments for why readers would be better off if they deleted all their social media accounts, citing social media's tendency to bring out the worst in people, degrade politics, distort truth, foster disconnection, and sap free will.
Profound . . . Lanier shows the tactical value of appealing to the conscience of the individual. In the face of his earnest argument, I felt a piercing shame about my own presence on Facebook. I heeded his plea and deleted my account.”
- Franklin Foer, The New York Times Book Review
“Mixes prophetic wisdom with a simple practicality . . . Essential reading.”
- The New York Times (Summer Reading Preview)
You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re 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.
Lanier’s reasons for freeing ourselves from social media’s poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more “connected” than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads. How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history that have no way of making money other than being paid to manipulate our behavior? How could the benefits of social media possibly outweigh the catastrophic losses to our personal dignity, happiness, and freedom? Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us toward a richer and fuller way of living and connecting with our world.
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.


Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in Lanier, Jaron
Verfasser*innenangabe: Jaron Lanier
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: New York, Henry Holt and Company
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ISBN: 978-1-250-19668-2
2. ISBN: 1-250-19668-X
Beschreibung: First edition, viii, 146 Seiten
Schlagwörter: Ethik, Internet, Kritik, Manipulation, Social Media, Sozialverhalten, Digitalisierung, Falschmeldung, Gesellschaft, Wandel, Datenschutz, Machtmissbrauch, Soziale Software, Ethische Theorie, Moral / Theorie, Moralphilosophie, Philosophische Ethik, Sittenlehre, Soziale Medien, Soziale Verhaltensweisen, Soziales Verhalten, Verhaltensmanipulation, Ente <Falschmeldung>, Fake News (Wikipedia), Wandlung <Wandel> , Datenschutzrecht, Datenverarbeitung / Datenschutz, Macht / Missbrauch, Social Software, Social Web Software
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Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Text englisch
Mediengruppe: Buch