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
By (author) Andrew Keen
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Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen
Book DescriptionA 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 DetailsISBN: 9781857885200
(199mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Keen presents the social media revolution as the most wrenching cultural transformation since the Industrial Revolution, fusing a fast-paced historical narrative with front-line stories from today's online networking revolution and critiques of "social" companies.
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In a hard-hitting and provocative polemic, Silicon Valley insider and pundit Keen exposes the grave consequences of today's new participatory Web 2.0, and reveals how it threatens the economy as well as the very innovation and creativity that forms the fabric of American achievement.
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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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