Title: Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives
Part of a Series: No
Why I read it: I saw Randi Zuckerberg give a presentation
and decided to give it a read.
Summary: Randi Zuckerberg talks about her personal
journey with Facebook and imparts lessons she’s learned as technology has
engulfed our lives.
Review: As a Millennial who came of age amongst a major
technology boom, I truly appreciated this book. If I ever have my own bookcase
in my office, I’d put this book on it.
Randi discusses her past as well as her experiences
working for Facebook. She talks about being on the forefront of a technological
advancement and of the doors it opened for her. All of these are mixed in with
her observations and studies about how technology has changed everyone’s lives.
Throughout the book, she offers tips for how to integrate
technology in one’s life and how someone can use it to advance themselves in
this new world. She also explains how technology can take over one’s life and
offers tips to help prevent that, to not miss out because we’re too attached to
She has a great voice and it matches how charismatic she
is as a speaker. However she also balances her own anecdotal evidence with more
scientific ones. So it is a more balanced view of technology.
Bottom line: A good book for people interested in how to
use technology and not misuse it in their lives.
Has technology taken over your life?