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The Resource The Internet is not the answer, Andrew Keen

The Internet is not the answer, Andrew Keen

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The Internet is not the answer
Title
The Internet is not the answer
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Keen
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The worldwide web is now a quarter of a century old. Invented in 1989, there can be no doubt that the web, and the new businesses it has enabled, has transformed the world. But, according to Andrew Keen, this disruption has been a terrible failure. In this book, Keen has written a sharp, witty polemic proving that, so far, the web has been mostly a disaster for everyone except a tiny group of young privileged white male Silicon Valley multi-millionaires. Rather than making us wealthier, the unregulated digital market is making us all poorer. Rather than generating jobs, it is causing unemployment. Rather than holding our rulers to account, it is creating a brightly lit, radically transparent prison in which everything we do is recorded. Rather than promoting democracy, it is empowering mob rule. And rather than fostering a new renaissance, it is encouraging a culture of distraction, vulgarity and narcissism. So what is to be done? The next twenty-five years are key, Keen explains, because, by 2040, everyone alive will be online. In The Internet is not the Answer, he disrupts the disrupters by laying out a five-part solution to the crisis. He says we need to rethink the web, revive government authority, rebuild the value of content, resurrect privacy and, above all, reconceive humanity. The stakes couldn't be higher, he warns. If we do nothing at all, this new technology and the companies that control it will continue to impoverish us all
Summary
A former Internet entrepreneur and chat show host on Techcrunch discusses the negative effects the internet has on human psychology, the economy and culture and shows how big data companies are trying to monetize every normal human function
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10392116
Cataloging source
NJB
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Keen, Andrew
Dewey number
302.231
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Online social networks
  • Web 2.0
  • Social change
  • Technology
  • Information society
  • Internet
  • Internet
Target audience
adult
Label
The Internet is not the answer, Andrew Keen
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053928651
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9781782393412
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)898315354
Label
The Internet is not the answer, Andrew Keen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053928651
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 273 pages
Isbn
9781782393412
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)898315354

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