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The cult of the amateur : how today's internet is killing our culture/, Andrew Keen

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The cult of the amateur : how today's internet is killing our culture/
Title
The cult of the amateur
Title remainder
how today's internet is killing our culture/
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Keen
Title variation
cult of the amateur
Title variation remainder
how todays internet is killing our culture
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Silicon Valley insider and pundit Andrew Keen claims that today's new participatory Web 2.0 threatens our values, economy, and ultimately the very innovation and creativity that forms the fabric of American achievement. In today's self-broadcasting culture, where amateurism is celebrated and anyone with an opinion, however ill-informed, can publish a blog, post a video on YouTube, or change an entry on Wikipedia, the distinction between trained expert and uninformed amateur becomes blurred. When bloggers and videographers, unconstrained by professional standards or editorial filters, can manipulate public opinion, truth becomes a commodity to be bought, sold, packaged, and reinvented. The anonymity that Web 2.0 offers calls into question the reliability of the information we receive and creates an environment in which sexual predators and identity thieves can roam free. Keen urges us to consider the consequences of supporting a culture that endorses plagiarism and piracy and weakens traditional media and creative institutions.--From publisher description
Summary
Explores the dark side of the new digital revolution, Web 2.0, and its detrimental influence on modern-day culture, society, and business, explaining the repercussions of this cult of the amateur and offering solutions for countering its impact on modern life
Tone
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233545
Cataloging source
DLC
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Keen, Andrew
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.K44 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Social change
  • Information society
  • Self-publishing
Target audience
adult
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how today's internet is killing our culture
Label
The cult of the amateur : how today's internet is killing our culture/, Andrew Keen
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip078/2006103058.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-213) and index
Contents
  • The great seduction
  • The noble amateur
  • Truth and lies
  • The day the music died, side A
  • The day the music died, side B
  • Moral disorder
  • 1984, version 2.0
  • Solutions
Control code
ocm78774488
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9780385520805
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006103058
System control number
(OCoLC)78774488
Label
The cult of the amateur : how today's internet is killing our culture/, Andrew Keen
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip078/2006103058.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-213) and index
Contents
  • The great seduction
  • The noble amateur
  • Truth and lies
  • The day the music died, side A
  • The day the music died, side B
  • Moral disorder
  • 1984, version 2.0
  • Solutions
Control code
ocm78774488
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9780385520805
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006103058
System control number
(OCoLC)78774488

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