The Cult of the Amateur: How Blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the Rest of Today's User-generated Media are Destroying Our Economy, Our Culture, and Our Values
Andrew Keen presents a scathing attack on the mad utopians of Web 2.0 and the wisdom of the crowd. He argues that much of the content filling up YouYube, MySpace, and blogs is just an endless digital forest of mediocrity which can alter public debate and manipulate public opinion.
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Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the rest of today's user-generated media are destroying our economy, our culture, and our valuesUser Review - Nelson Zagalo - Goodreads
The book started very well, defending a lot of ideas that I myself also defend, but after some pages entered the dark room of extremism, defending all the old modes, and pointing the finger at all the ... Read full review
Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How today's Internet is killing our cultureUser Review - Jim Razinha - Goodreads
Keen's book, published in 2007, is a ranting polemic against Web 2.0 and the sad fact that there is no journalistic integrity anymore in an arena where anyone can say anything virtually without ... Read full review