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

Amateur hour has arrived, and the audience is running the show

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.

Our most valued cultural institutions, Keen warns—our professional newspapers, magazines, music, and movies—are being overtaken by an avalanche of amateur, user-generated free content…

Submitted:May 10, 2007
Author:Andrew Keen
Brand:Crown Business
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Category:Culture
Average rating: 2.5 / 128 (128 reviews)
7 diggs • 1 comment • Jun 6, 2007

The culture-Killing Cult of Internet Amateurs ... aka, Digg

The Cult of the Amateur: How today's Internet is killing our culture. Internet culture, often portrayed as the vanguard of progress, is actually a jungle peopled by intellectual yahoos and digital thieves, according to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur-turned-dissenter. This book is sure to shake the earth under the feet of Web 2.0-heads everywhere.

2 diggs • 0 comments • May 10, 2007

The Cult of the Amateur: How Digg, Wikipedia, Blogs are Killing Our Culture

Amateur hour has arrived, and the audience is running the show. 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 America.

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Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day

Redefine your personal productivity by tweaking, modding, mashing up, and repurposing Web apps, desktop software, and common everyday objects. The 88 "life hacks" -- clever shortcuts and lesser-known, faster ways to complete a task -- in this book are some of the best in Lifehacker.com's online archive. Every chapter describes an overarching lifehacker principle, then segues into several concrete applications. Each hack includes a step-by-step how-to for setting up and using the solution with cross-platform software, detailed screen shots, and sidebars with additional tips. Order your copy today and increase your productivity!

Submitted:Oct 30, 2006
Author:Gina Trapani
Brand:Wiley
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Category:Culture
Average rating: 4.2 / 30 (30 reviews)
4 diggs • 0 comments • Oct 30, 2006

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'88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day'

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BitTorrent For Dummies

Share your home movies or download new software

Find safe files to download, create your own, and use BitTorrent for business

There's certainly a torrent of interest in BitTorrent! But while it enables you to download all kinds of cool files and to distribute your own creative efforts, it also carries some risks. This book not only shows you how to acquire BitTorrent, but also how to use it without picking up worms, viruses, and lawsuits…

Submitted:Nov 1, 2005
Author:Susannah Gardner
Brand:For Dummies
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Category:Culture
Average rating: 4.5 / 4 (4 reviews)
8 diggs • 1 comment • Nov 1, 2005

BitTorrent For Dummies (Paperback)

There's certainly a torrent of interest in BitTorrent! But while it enables you to download all kinds of cool files and to distribute your own creative efforts, it also carries some risks. This book not only shows you how to acquire BitTorrent, but also how to use it without picking up worms, viruses, and lawsuits.

4 diggs • 2 comments • Nov 1, 2005

Bit Torrent For Dummies $16.49 at Amazon

I guess it was only a matter of time before this book would come out...now dumb people can download

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