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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.

Contents

  1. The great seduction
  2. The noble amateur
  3. Truth and lies
  4. The day the music died, side A
  5. The day the music died, side B
  6. Moral disorder
  7. 1984, version 2.0
  8. Solutions.

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