Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

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Web resources related to "Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now":

Video clips of Jaron:

Jaron's TED talk on April 12, 2018: "How we need to remake the internet"
More on Jaron and the TED conference:
- BBC: "Facebook and Google need ad-free options says Jaron Lanier"
- Wired: "TED Is All About Facebook—and Not in a Good Way"
- Business Insider: "Father of virtual reality: Facebook and Google are dangerous 'behavior-modification empires' resulting from a tragic mistake"
- Recode: "The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about"

CNBC on March 28, 2018: "VR pioneer: Why we should support Facebook deleters"


Material written by Jaron:

Four Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now: Avoiding online manipulation, negativity, and political instability.
- an adaptation of elements in "Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now" in Thrive Global

"Global addiction to social media is ruining democracy"
- an opinion piece for the Boston Globe on June 08, 2018

"Six reasons why social media is a Bummer"
- an excerpt of "Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now" in The Guardian

"How Mark Zuckerberg Fixed Facebook"
- a piece for Politico on April 8, 2018

"Be a pioneer – delete Facebook"
- an opinion piece for The Guardian on March 27, 2018


Reviews of "Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now":

Franklin Foer, The New York Times on June 13, 2018

Zoe Williams, The Guardian on May 30, 2018

Ian Critchley, The Times on May 27, 2018

Hugo Rifkind, The Times on May 19, 2018

The Financial Times group review


Interviews with Jaron:

Video: "Why you should delete your social media"
- The View on June 19, 2018

Video: Amanpour on PBS
- with Christiane Amanpour on June 15, 2018

Video: "on how social media ruins your life"
- with Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4 News on June 15, 2018

"How Can We Repair The Mistakes Of The Digital Era?"
- Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode "Attention Please" on NPR

"The bummer machine"
- with the Sunday Times’ tech correspondent Danny Fortson

"On what went wrong with the internet."
- with Noah Kulwin of NY Magazine's Select All

"...why social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are a threat to society."
- with Danny Fortson of The Times on May 20, 2018

"Jaron Lanier’s argument for getting off Facebook"
- with Paul Solman of PBS NewsHour on May 17, 2018


Around the English Web

Whoopi talks about "Ten Arguments to Delete Your Social Media Accounts Right Now" at about nine minutes into this edition of The View

"Grifters Gone Wild" — Are we a nation of con artists and suckers grappling with a final grand con that could end our species?
- Maureen Dowd, The New York Times

"17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer"
- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Are You Really the Product? The history of a dangerous idea."
- Will Oremus, Slate.com

"Kevin’s Week in Tech: Let’s Check In on the Other Social Networks, Shall We?"
- Kevin Roose, The New York Times

"Your Data Is Crucial to a Robotic Age. Shouldn’t You Be Paid for It?"
- Eduardo Porter, The New York Times


Around the German Web

Coverage of Jaron's CeBIT 2018 talk on ARD Tagesschau (quick, starts at 12.28) and ARD Tagesthemen (longer, starts at 24.04)

"Social Media macht dich zum Arschloch"
- an interview with Martin Scholz of Welt am Sonntag on June 03, 2018

"Gereizt, zynisch und paranoid"
- an interview with Christoph Drösser of DIE ZEIT on June 01, 2018

Süddeutsche Zeitung's "Page 3"

"Löscht eure Social-Media-Accounts!"
- a review by Uwe Ebbinghaus of Frankfurter Allgemeine on June 05, 2018

an interview with Austrian TV ORF "KulturMontag" (starts at 3:45)

"Internet-Pionier: Lösch dein Facebook-Profil!"
- a video interview with Christian Schiffer of SWR2 on June 04, 2018

an audio interview with Knut Cordsen of Bayern 2 on June 04, 2018

"Verlasst die sozialen Netzwerke!"
- a radio interview with Christoph Drösser for BREITBAND podcast on June 02, 2018

"Social Media macht Politik unmöglich"
- a preprint of chapter 9 in Spiegel Online




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