“To free yourself, to be more authentic, to be less addicted, to be less manipulated, to be less paranoid … for all these marvellous reasons, delete your accounts.”
The irony is not lost on me that this book makes a very good case about deleting the social media apps that I am regularly posting on. Has it made me consider deleting them all? Yes, it has and I’ll try to convey the thought process that led me to answer in the affirmative.
´We’re being hypnotized little by little by technicians we can’t see, for purposes we don’t know. We are all lab animals now.’ Lanier backs up this premise and his subsequent views eloquently throughout this book and I have no doubt that when I browse the internet, clever algorithms follow my path and afterwards cause a display of items that are meant to entice me to purchase them. Social media platforms exploit this further by recognizing a person’s interests and pushing content during their next visit.[Read more…] about #BookReview for ‘Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now’ by Jaron Lanier #booklove #bookrecommendation #bookblogger #helenesbooknook #bookboost #books #tenargumentsfordeletingyoursocialmediaaccountsrightnow #jaronlanier