Friday, October 05, 2018

Book Review: Anti-Social Media by Siva Vaidhyanathan

I have a new book review up at the Englewood Review of Books. This time around I reviewed Anti-Social Media by Siva Vaidhyanathan. An excerpt:

“The problem with Facebook is Facebook.” That is the title of the introduction to Siva Vaidhyanathan’s extensive writing on the effects that social media has had on the world, on individual cultures, and on individual people. And yet, positioning Facebook as a problem rather than an aid or benefit to social interaction, personal connection, gathering around mutual interests, and political activism might be a hard sell for the millions of people who use it around the world every day. As you might imagine, Vaidyanathan is up to that task, and presents his case in methodical fashion.

Read the rest at the Englewood Review of Books.