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Author Keen, Andrew.

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

Imprint New York : Doubleday/Currency, ©2007.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (228 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
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.
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Note Print version record.
Subject Internet -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Economic aspects.
Social change.
Information society.
Internet -- Aspect social.
Internet -- Aspect économique.
Changement social.
Société informatisée.
Édition à compte d'auteur.
Information society. (OCoLC)fst00972767
Internet -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00977187
Internet -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01766793
Self-publishing. (OCoLC)fst01111887
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
World wide web.
Culturele aspecten.
Sozialer Wandel
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Keen, Andrew. Cult of the amateur. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday/Currency, ©2007 (DLC) 2006103058 (OCoLC)78774488
ISBN 9780385523011 (electronic bk.)
0385523017 (electronic bk.)
9780385520805 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0385520808 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Music No. EB00152774 Recorded Books
Standard No. AU@ 000053252051

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