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The cult of the amateur : how today's internet is killing our culture

Author: Andrew Keen
Publisher: London ; Boston : Nicholas Brealey, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Silicon Valley insider and pundit Andrew Keen claims that today's new participatory Web 2.0 threatens our values, economy, and ultimately the very innovation and creativity that forms the fabric of American achievement. In today's self-broadcasting culture, where amateurism is celebrated and anyone with an opinion, however ill-informed, can publish a blog, post a video on YouTube, or change an entry on Wikipedia,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Keen, Andrew.
Cult of the amateur.
London ; Boston : Nicholas Brealey, 2007
(OCoLC)761171563
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Keen
ISBN: 9781857883930 1857883934
OCLC Number: 166281964
Description: 228 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The great seduction --
The noble amateur --
Truth and lies --
The day the music died, side A --
The day the music died, side B --
Moral disorder --
1984, version 2.0 --
Solutions.
Responsibility: Andrew Keen.
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Exposing the grave consequences of the digital media, this book aims to reveal how an avalanche of amateur content threatens our values, economy, and innovation and creativity. It urges us to  Read more...

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Marvelous and provocative... I think this is a powerful stop and breathe book in the midst of the obsessions and abstraction of folks seeking comfort in Web 2.0. Beautifully written too." Chris Read more...

 
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