The Cult of the Amateur
|The Cult of the Amateur|
|Subject||Internet, Web 2.0|
|Publication date||June 5, 2007|
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.
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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