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Benjamin

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Andrew Keen
    • Narrated By Andrew Keen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (115)
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    (19)
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    In a hard-hitting and provocative polemic, Silicon Valley insider and pundit Andrew Keen exposes the grave consequences of today's new participatory Web 2.0 and reveals how it threatens our values, economy, and ultimately the very innovation and creativity that forms the fabric of American achievement.

    Michael Fielden says: "A painful voyage from a single perspective"
    "Stay away from this hypocrosy and mental vomit"
    Overall

    "The Cult of the Amateur" is nothing more than an angry, washed up individual's blog vomit that was published due to it's siding with "traditional" media.

    Keen's views are nothing more than name calling and complaining, which boarders on childish. The entire title is depressing, since this is a topic that should be discussed and debated, but Keen's ability to do so is at the same level as the "infinite monkeys" on the internet. A book like this shouldn't try to win friends, but it also shouldn't alienate the entire culture while being extremely biased towards new cultural trends. Keen has a blind eye for traditional media, and many of the faults in the new "amateur cult" have been in existence within the traditional media for ages.

    A freshman honors student in high school could have discussed the topic with more authority and purpose than Keen is even able to approach. His discussion is kin to the cynical senile rampages a grumpy old man would go off on while chasing the neighborhood kids off the lawn.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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