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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

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

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

This book made me all kinds of cranky. I accept the premise on its face, that the web is chock full of amateurs blathering on about their most mundane thoughts and dreams. I part ways with the author ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Absolutely ridiculous premise, clearly concerned with coporate culture and ivory tower academics rather than true concern for information quality and dissemination. I had to rant for half and hour after reading the introduction, just to get it out of my system. Read full review

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

User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

this guy is an idiot Read full review

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

User Review  - Seth - Goodreads

As a current library school student, I'm constantly exposed to a lot of Web 2.0 evangelism, so it's nice to read something on the other side of the fence for once. But this book is not really up to ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Henry Manampiring - Goodreads

after reading this, I feel guilty of trusting Wikipedia too much. Imagine consulting with monkeys, that's what the author meant. The book is a bit repetitive though. Read full review

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

User Review  - Andy Angelos - Goodreads

Keen underestimates the productive powers of rebellion. An examination of technological advances - such as the Keen selected Web 2.0 - displays a collection of disruptors, rabble rousers, lunatics ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Mike Van Campen - Goodreads

I expected to be upset by this book. I was. This is no more than a poorly reasoned and weekly supported anti-Web 2.0 rant by a failed Internet entrepreneur. His claims that the participatory nature of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - M2 - Goodreads

The main theme of Andrew Keen's book, The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet is Killing our Culture, can be summed up in a few sentences. Unfortunately for Keen, these were uttered 46 years ago ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

While Keen does make some interesting points, his constant railing against all aspects of Web 2.0 grows old. We get it. You don't like user-created content, at least when it is created by people other ... Read full review


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