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Read online The Internet Is Not the Answer.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Internet Is Not the Answer The Internet created during the Cold War has now ushered in one of the greatest shifts in society since the Industrial Revolution There are many positive ways in which the Internet has contributed to the world but as a society we are less aware of the Internet s deeply negative effects on our psychology economy and culture In i The Internet Is Not the Answer i Andrew Keen a twenty year veteran of the tech industry traces the technological and economic history of the internet from its founding in the s through the rise of the big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity and investigates how the internet is reconfiguring our world often at great cost In this sharp witty narrative informed by the work of other writers academics and reporters as well as his own wide ranging research and interviews Keen shows us the tech world warts and all and investigates what we can do to make sure the choices we make about the reconfiguring of our society do not lead to unpleasant unforeseen aftershocks by Andrew Keen

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The Internet Is Not the Answer
Title:The Internet Is Not the Answer
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ISBN:0802123139
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Non fiction, Sociology, Politics, Science, Internet, Social science
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How to Fix the Future, The Internet Is Not the Answer, Digital Vertigo: How Today's Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us, The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture, Vertigine digitale
From the highly acclaimed author of i The Internet Is Not the Answer i i How to Fix the Future i is a compelling new book that showcases global solutions for our digital predicament Following the Industrial Revolution civilized societies remade nineteenth century capitalism into a more humane version of itself and Keen shows how we can do the same in the wake of the Digital Revolution br br As consensus builds around the importance of making sure the Internet remains a force for good we need a road map of what actions we can take to ensure that the Internet works for us and not the other way around Keen identifies five broad strategies to tackle the digital future competitive innovation government regulation consumer choice social responsibility by business leaders and education Traveling the world in order to identify best and worst practices in these five areas Keen moves from Estonia where tech giants are forming a model for Internet governance to Germany whose automobile titans are navigating the future of self driving cars to Scandinavia Korea and of course Silicon Valley Powerfully argued and deeply engaging i How to Fix the Future i provides hope that the future may yet become something that we can look forward to, The Internet created during the Cold War has now ushered in one of the greatest shifts in society since the Industrial Revolution There are many positive ways in which the Internet has contributed to the world but as a society we are less aware of the Internet s deeply negative effects on our psychology economy and culture In i The Internet Is Not the Answer i Andrew Keen a twenty year veteran of the tech industry traces the technological and economic history of the internet from its founding in the s through the rise of the big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity and investigates how the internet is reconfiguring our world often at great cost In this sharp witty narrative informed by the work of other writers academics and reporters as well as his own wide ranging research and interviews Keen shows us the tech world warts and all and investigates what we can do to make sure the choices we make about the reconfiguring of our society do not lead to unpleasant unforeseen aftershocks br, p i Amateur hour has arrived and the audience is running the show br i br In a hard hitting and provocative polemic Silicon Valley insider and pundit Andrew Keen exposes the grave consequences of today s new participatory Web and reveals how it threatens our values economy and ultimately the very innovation and creativity that forms the fabric of American achievement br br 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 Advertising revenue is being siphoned off by free classified ads on sites like Craigslist television networks are under attack from free user generated programming on YouTube and the like file sharing and digital piracy have devastated the multibillion dollar music business and threaten to undermine our movie industry Worse Keen claims our cut and paste online culture in which intellectual property is freely swapped downloaded remashed and aggregated threatens over years of copyright protection and intellectual property rights robbing artists authors journalists musicians editors and producers of the fruits of their creative labors br br In today s self broadcasting culture where amateurism is celebrated and anyone with an opinion however ill informed can publish a blog post a video on YouTube or change an entry on Wikipedia the distinction between trained expert and uninformed amateur becomes dangerously blurred When anonymous bloggers and videographers unconstrained by professional standards or editorial filters can alter the public debate and manipulate public opinion truth becomes a commodity to be bought sold packaged and reinvented br br The very anonymity that the Web offers calls into question the reliability of the information we receive and creates an environment in which sexual predators and identity thieves can roam free While no Luddite Keen pioneered several Internet startups himself he urges us to consider the consequences of blindly supporting a culture that endorses plagiarism and piracy and that fundamentally weakens traditional media and creative institutions br br Offering concrete solutions on how we can reign in the free wheeling narcissistic atmosphere that pervades the Web THE CULT OF THE AMATEUR is a wake up call to each and every one of us p, i Digital Vertigo i provides an articulate measured contrarian voice against a sea of hype about social media As an avowed technology optimist I m grateful for Keen who makes me stop and think before committing myself fully to the social revolution Larry Downes author of i The Killer App i br br In i Digital Vertigo i Andrew Keen presents today s social media revolution as the most wrenching cultural transformation since the Industrial Revolution Fusing a fast paced historical narrative with front line stories from today s online networking revolution and critiques of social companies like Groupon Zynga and LinkedIn Keen argues that the social media transformation is weakening disorienting and dividing us rather than establishing the dawn of a new egalitarian and communal age The tragic paradox of life in the social media age Keen says is the incompatibility between our internet longings for community and friendship and our equally powerful desire for online individual freedom By exposing the shallow core of social networks Andrew Keen shows us that the more electronically connected we become the lonelier and less powerful we seem to be