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The Cult of the Amateur

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The Cult of the Amateur
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Author Andrew Keen
Translator English
Country United States
Language English
Subject Internet, Web 2.0
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Currency
Publication date June 5, 2007
Pages 228 pp
ISBN 0-385-52080-8
OCLC Number 78774488

The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture (ISBN 0385520808) is a 2007 book written by entrepreneur and Internet critic Andrew Keen. Published by Currency, Keen’s first book is a critique of the enthusiasm surrounding user generated content, peer production, and other Web 2.0-related phenomena.[1]

The book was based in part on a controversial essay Keen wrote for The Weekly Standard, criticizing Web 2.0 for being similar to Marxism, for destroying professionalism and for making it impossible to find high quality material…

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