Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen
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Cult of the Amateur
By Andrew Keen

The Cult of the Amateur

How Blogs, MySpace, YouTube and the Rest of Today's User Generated Media are Killing Our Culture and Economy 2nd edition

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Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen

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A new, updated edition, with a new foreword of Andrew Keen's witty and provocative polemic against the rise of user-generated content and the anything goes standards of much online publishing, which set the blogosphere and media alight on publication. Dubbed the 'anti-christ' of Silicon Valley and a dot-com apostate, Andrew Keen is the leading contemporary critic of the Internet. and The Cult of the Amateur is a scathing attack on the mad utopians of Web 2.0 and the wisdom of the crowd. Keen argues that much of the content filling up YouTube, MySpace, and blogs is just an endless digital forest of mediocrity which, unconstrained by professional standards or editorial filters, can alter public debate and manipulate public opinion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857885200
ISBN-10: 1857885201
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen hosts the acclaimed podcast show, AfterTV, and his views have generated a firestorm of interest.

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