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The cult of the amateur: how today's internet is killing our culture

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Keen (founder, CEO, Audiocafe.com), 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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Review: The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture

User Review  - Cara - Goodreads

My initial rating suggests I need to reread this book (angsty forum-weary teen years clouding my reasoning, perhaps). Read full review

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

User Review  - Ed Vazquez - Goodreads

An interesting read, and one that weighs in moreso on why it is important for us to "open our eyes" to the quickly growing computer and programs that are rapidly defining who we are as a society, and ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Calvin - Goodreads

While Keen makes some valid points his bombastic and over the top prose make his critique hard to swallow. Read full review

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

User Review  - Aaron Carlberg - Goodreads

A book about how the internet is destroying culture. He seems pretty angry but it is actually a good read if you take it for what it's worth. Read full review

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

User Review  - Alex Johnson - Goodreads

Andrew Keene sets out to tell us why almost every aspect of today's internet is fundamentally eroding society and commerce; and he might have succeeded if his reasoning had been more nuanced. The ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

This is what happens when someone who has no idea what they're talking about gets a book deal. I had to laugh at Andrew Keen, who was running more on conjecture and anger than anything factual. Read full review

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

User Review  - José Magalhães - Goodreads

Poor arguments, poor thesis Read full review

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

User Review  - flickrlovr - Goodreads

As a total intertz maniac, I sometimes wonder if I'm TOO entrenched, TOO involved. If I need a break from my internet connection. This book is a great investigation of how 'amateurs' are taking over ... Read full review


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