Jaron Lanier Is Done With Social Media

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Happy Saturday dear readers and followers and thank you for being here. Pour yourself a fresh hot or ice tea or a cup of coffee and listen as Jaron Lanier shares how he is building his career without being on social media. Jaron Lanier works for Microsoft, and his employer opening encourages him to dump on any platform that he feels is messing with society.

On this week’s new episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Kara Swisher talks with Jaron Lanier, a VR pioneer and longtime technology critic who currently works at Microsoft Research. He’s the author of a new book, “10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” and explains why those who have the opportunity to quit platforms like Facebook and Twitter should do so. He compares the problem to past crusades against “mass addictions” like smoking or drunk driving, arguing that hearing more voices from people who are outside of the addiction may be the most helpful way to turn the tide.

You can listen to Too Embarrassed to Ask on Apple PodcastsSpotifyPocket CastsOvercast or wherever you listen to podcasts. Below, we’ve shared a lightly edited full transcript of Swisher’s chat with Lanier.

You can play the file here: (45 Minutes 6 Seconds).


The embedded podcast would not work here on my Word Press blog so here is the direct link: https://www.recode.net/2018/7/27/17618756/jaron-lanier-deleting-social-media-book-kara-swisher-too-embarrassed-podcast


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“If you can quit social media, but don’t, then you’re part of the problem, Jaron Lanier says!” 

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