Why Social media - Facebook, LinkedIn, Groupon, Twitter - is bad for you.
Andrew Keen is an Anglo-American entrepreneur, writer, broadcaster and public speaker. He is the author of the international hit The Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing our Culture which has been published in 17 different languages and was short-listed for the Higham's Business Technology Book of the Year award. As a pioneering Silicon Valley based Internet entrepreneur, Andrew founded Audiocafe.com in 1995 and built it into a popular first generation Internet music company. He is currently the host of "Keen On" show, the popular Techcrunch chat show.
A vital and timely book that's terrifying, fascinating, persuasive and reassuring, all at the same time. -- Paul Carr From Hitchcock to Mark Zuckerberg and the politics of privacy, a savvy observer of contemporary digital culture reframes current debates in a way that clarifies and enlightens. -- Sherry Turkle, author of Alone Together In this timely and important book, Andrew Keen once again thinks one step ahead of social media pioneers, posing questions they will need to answer or risk facing a digital uprising. -- Parag Khanna A voice of informed caution, a Silicon Valley insider warning against false prophets and a future that may destroy as much as it creates. -- Mark Bauerlein