Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New book on the way

Seeing I have started my dissertation on blogging (and it going very well, thanks very much), I have needed to find some anti-bloggers or at least anti-social networks. So whilst reading Information world review, I noted Andrew Keen's new book The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture and assualting our economy. Looks a fun read from the usual web 2.0 love in. If I hear one more feature has been added to facebook I might just scream.

3 comments:

Michael said...

Before you read Keen's book:
http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/2007/06/cult-of-amateur-partial-response.html
&
http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/2007/07/amateur-isnt-right-word.html

library2.0 said...

Mike, thanks for the response. I agree that Andrew has a very narrow view of education/web 2.0 etc (even though he's worked in the valley.....there's an irony), but i'm reading it as an anti-treaty to bloggers for my dissertation, and need something like it to support the other side of the argument. I'll still look forward to reading it though

LittlePlum said...

Goodness LTPZ, that's unusual for an author to get 3 pretty negative reviews on Amazon - let me know what you think of it.

How are you BTW? We must meet up soon (I have finished my massive work project).

Love
LP