Description - The Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen
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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(199mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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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.