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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Keen (founder, CEO,, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and accomplished technology writer, has produced an extensive history and critique of the evolution of today's Internet, often called ... Read full review

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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

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