I just started listening to an audiobook by Jaron Lanier called “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now”. It obviously has a provocative title and it’s promise to dive into the hidden world of data collection and engineering really sold me on the book. (Notice that I did not link to it via GoodReads/Amazon/etc. That seemed a bit too contradictory given the subject matter.)
I’ve removed myself from a majority of the major social media sites in the last few weeks. Namely, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. This move was a long time coming and merely reflects the way things have been for roughly the last two or three years.