Om du tillhÃ¶r skaran av mÃ¤nniskor som tycker att allt prat om crowdsourcing, wisdom of crowds, web 2.0 och AmatÃ¶rernas Ã…terkomst Ã¤r uttrÃ¶ttande och rent av direkt felaktigt, dÃ¥ Ã¤r Andrew Keen mannen som fÃ¶r din talan. Bloggen Crowdsourcing ger utdrag frÃ¥n en intervju med Keen utfÃ¶rd av tidningen Wired:
Digital revolution? Andrew Keen doesnâ€™t buy it. He hates Wikipedia, despises the blogosphere, and believes YouTube is killing off the cinematic arts. In his new book, The Cult of the Amateur, he argues weâ€™re diving headlong into an age of mass mediocrity in which the mob replaces experts and we become collectively dumber.
I donâ€™t want the crowd to tell me whatâ€™s worth watching. I want a movie critic to tell me that. I donâ€™t want the crowd to tell me where to eat, because I donâ€™t trust them to know. Give me the old gatekeepers any day.
I wrote the book because it seemed that people involved in Web 2.0 are in an echo chamber. There isnâ€™t a debate, and there isnâ€™t a conversation. Theyâ€™re just listening to themselves. I find this incredibly dangerous.
Keens bok heter The Cult of the Amateur och borde finnas i en internetbokhandel nÃ¤ra dig nÃ¤r som helst. Kan bara hoppas att han blir inbjuden till nÃ¤sta Ã¥rs Reboot.