Lessig on Keen’s “The Cult of the Amateur”

Andrew Keen's new book, The Cult of the Amateur, attacks the rise of the “amateur” amid various Internet and Web 2.0 phenomena, and outlines the various harms — economic, social, cultural and political — these amateurs will inevitably cause. I…

Privacy and Surveillance in Web 2.0: Unintended Consequences and the Rise of “Netaveillance”

[This thought piece appears on the On The Identity Trail project's blog, blog*on*nymity. Thanks to the amazing folks there for the (second) invitation to contribute to the project. -mz] This post is an attempt to collect and organize some thoughts…

Keen: Web 2.0, Marxism, and Unintended Consequences

I'm late commenting on this, but I just read Andrew Keen's provocative piece in the Weekly Standard on the Web 2.0 movement. Keen has received considerable criticism for making comparisons between the Web 2.0 meme and Marxism, but he does…