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

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Nicholas Brealey, 2008 - Information society - 246 pages
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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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Andrew Keen is an English digital media entrepreneur and Silicon Valley insider whose popular writing about culture, media, and technology has been featured in many newspapers and magazines including The Weekly Standard, BusinessWeek, Esquire, and The Guardian, as well as on his own weblog, He hosts the acclaimed podcast show, AfterTV, and his views have generated a firestorm of interest.

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