“Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us” by Will Storr & “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” by Jaron Lanier

Not reviewing but posting two non-fiction short summaries on the potential damages of social media.

Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It’s Doing to Us by Will Storr
SelfieI admit that you can see my selfies on Facebook all the time.  In a sentence the book explains why if you want true self-esteem you will not find it by posting a flattering picture of yourself—you need to earn it.  Ouch.

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
Ten ArgumentsI am working on this one, but it is harder than I thought it would be.  The book is written by a Silicon Valley pioneer—that says a lot.   “Twitter and Facebook have made us crueler, less empathetic, more tribal….ruining our capacity for spirituality by turning us into robot extensions to their (the big tech companies) machines.”  Social media cannot show the real you or “human consciousness and, therefore, will recklessly destroy it.”

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