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Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

a truly awful book that is biased from the word go. Keen writes with a smugness and self righteousness that I found incredible hard to read, even when he was making some valid points. The very fact ... Read full review

Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

By writing this review I am adding to what Andrew Keen eloquently diagnoses as the problem. He rails against user generated content to persuade his reader (he certainly convinced me to a large extent ... Read full review

Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - Matthew Brown - Goodreads

Crappy book full of nonsense ad hominem attacks against tech users. Read full review

Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - Nick Huntington-Klein - Goodreads

There's a valid point buried in here, but hell if I can find it in this book written with the low rigor and high hysteria of a local news broadcast about what those darn kids are doing these days. I ... Read full review

Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - Matus - Goodreads

I don't remember when was the last time I got so frustrated and angry with a book that it hurts to read it and I want to yell at it every 15 seconds. Yes, I do have the benefit of 8 years of hindsight ... Read full review

Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - Clint Tierney - Goodreads

Some good points, but a little moralising in tone. Read full review

Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

Fantastic. And telling that many of the negative reviews are from amateur content producers who feel offended by Keen's message. This book is a rousing defense of editors, publishers, and other ... Read full review

Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - deborah - Goodreads

Instead of reading this book, just go ask the oldest, grumpiest, most cynical person you know what they think about the Internet. There's a high probability that whatever they say might be an accurate ... Read full review

Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - Nuno Magalh√es - Goodreads

increasingly real...a bit crazy ...controversial but this is what i like calling people monkeys...it was not very cool,but it is funny Read full review

Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - Rebecca Turner - Goodreads

...I never leave books unfinished. In the last year or two, I can't remember starting one that I didn't complete. This was an exception. As other reviewers have stated, Keen seems to believe that ... Read full review

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