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
Crown, Jun 5, 2007 - Social Science - 240 pages
Amateur hour has arrived, and the audience is running the show
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A truly terrible book written with god intent yet a lack of true understanding into the emotional and social values of interaction in the online domain. The only good thing about this book is that is serves as a suitably high profile example of a vocal antiagonist in the debate of online value.
this book is not really about the rise of "the amateur", empowered by the internet and web 2.0, but rather a defense of "the expert" and the culture of expertise. in keen's view, established notions of "truth and trust" are being overturned by these democratizing technologies. keen is probably correct about the latter but fails to argue convincingly that truth is any more elusive than it was before.
the noble amateur
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