The Cult of the Amateur

The Cult of the Amateur How Blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the Rest of Today's User-Generated Media Are Destroying Our Economy, Our Culture and Our Values

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Publisher's Synopsis

A new, updated edition, with a new foreword of Andrew Keen's witty and provocative polemic against the rise of user-generated content and the anything goes standards of much online publishing, which set the blogosphere and media alight on publication.

Dubbed the 'anti-christ' of Silicon Valley and a dot-com apostate, Andrew Keen is the leading contemporary critic of the Internet. and The Cult of the Amateur is a scathing attack on the mad utopians of Web 2.0 and the wisdom of the crowd. Keen argues that much of the content filling up YouTube, MySpace, and blogs is just an endless digital forest of mediocrity which, unconstrained by professional standards or editorial filters, can alter public debate and manipulate public opinion.

Book information

ISBN: 9781857885200
Publisher: John Murray Press
Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Pub date:
Edition: Revised Edition
DEWEY: 303.4833
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 258g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 21mm