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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Exposing the grave consequences of the digital media, this book aims to reveal how an avalanche of amateur content threatens our values, economy, and innovation and creativity. It urges us to consider the consequences of supporting a culture that endorses plagiarism and piracy and that weakens traditional media and creative institutions.

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About the author (2008)

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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