"How today’s internet is killing our culture and assaulting our economy"
I bought this book on impulse in Cork airport and read it all over the weekend.
Hardly ever have I read a serious book so quickly, and covered it in highlighting pen and margin marks.
If I ruled the world, I’d make this book compulsory reading for all bloggers, all Web2.0 nuts, all social networking fans.
The last words in Andrew Keen’s book are:
"… Instead, let’s use technology in a way that encourages innovation, open communication, and progress, while simultaneously preserving professional standards of truth, decency, and creativity. That’s our moral obligation. It’s our debt to both the past and the future."
Thus ends one fabulous tirade against blogging, MySpace, internet piracy, YouTube, and lots of other stuff to which I’ve never given enough thought.
Without stealing his intellectual copyright, I’ll say more about this book when I have time. But, meanwhile, let me recommend it as controversial, polemical, trenchant and a strong read.
You can read more of Andrew Keen here…