Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Jaron Lanier) visual synopsis by Dani Saveker

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Jaron Lanier) visual synopsis by Dani Saveker

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Jaron Lanier) visual synopsis by Dani Saveker

Social media and technology is often examined and blamed for issues relating to mental health, break downs in communication and many other issues. This book by Jaron Lanier looks at this in more depth highlighting 10 areas in particular and features a term he calls BUMMER (Behaviours of Users Modified and Made into an Empire for Rent). He then demonstrated that BUMMER is a machine with 6 parts:

  1. Attention Acquisition for Asshole supremacy
  2. Butting into everyone’s lives
  3. Cramming content down our throats
  4. Directing peoples behaviors
  5. Earning money
  6. Fake mobs and Faker society

Each of the 10 Arguments focus on how these interest and impact. The key lessons show how social media and technology isn’t the issue on its own, but that it’s the bigger (BUMMER) business plans that play on, and manipulate, vulnerabilities to make money and gain power. In simple form the book is clear on the best course of preventative action is to delete social media accounts – but also recognises that this isn’t likely so learn to gain greater awareness and be conscious in the choices and consequences.

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