Andrew Keen
American journalist
Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen is a British-American entrepreneur and author. He is particularly known for his view that the current Internet culture and the Web 2.0 trend may be debasing culture, an opinion he shares with Jaron Lanier and Nicholas G. Carr among others. Keen is especially concerned about the way that the current Internet culture undermines the authority of learned experts and the work of professionals.
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Why 'Surveillance Is The Dominant Business Model On The Internet'
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Andrew Keen, author of “The Internet is Not the Answer,” is known as the “Antichrist of Silicon Valley." He calls Google a monster, Uber a bad idea and wants governments to regulate both. He was interviewed by Max Tholl of The European. The European: Mr. Keen, in the Washington Post’s review of your new book, “The Internet is Not the Answer,” it is pointed out that many people refer to you as a Luddite but that that is not necessarily a bad thing because it means being first and foremost pro-humanity and not anti-technology. What’s your take?
 Keen: It’s just one of those terms that has lost any kind of meaning. I always associated the term with the smashing of machines, with violent resistance, of which I am not in favor. So in that sense, I don’t want to think of myself as a Luddite. The European: And in another sense? 
Keen: In America, everybody who’s questioning technology is automatically a Luddite, and in that sense I am okay being one. But the implication of t ...
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Facebook vs Twitter: Which is a better bet?
Fox Business News - about 3 years
Andrew Keene of Keenonthemarkets.com and FBN's Charlie Gaparino talk Twitter.
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Stuck in the digital transit zone?
CNN - over 3 years
Andrew Snowden is stuck in the transit zone, watched by security at Moscow airport. Andrew Keen says we are with him, as more devices monitor our lives.
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Can digital revolution save Greece?
CNN - over 4 years
Greece is being wracked by the most serious economic crisis for at least a century but as Andrew Keen discovers, it is blessed with talented young internet entrepreneurs who give hope.
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Daniel R. Schwarz: Why, as the Gates of Newsgathering Information Have Been Opening, the Minds of Its Audience Have Been Closing?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
In examining the radical changes in the dissemination of news, we need to examine not only how newspaper and news media are evolving from providing historically accurate records, but also how the expectations of the audiences have changed. Even as the Internet has opened the gates of information and replaced the gatekeeping function of major news media, the American news audience has become more close-minded it its desire to consider diverse opinions. We need to think of the position the New York Times occupied in the American culture. For more than 100 years, the New York Times has been a repository of the U.S.'s historical memories and cultural contexts as well as a record of how we saw ourselves and how the world saw us. Back issues of the Times are a diary of how our history unfolded day by day. Even today people who need or want to be informed still read the Times to learn what is going on in the geopolitical world and to be sure they know what other informed peopl ...
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'Anti-social' talk stirs debate at LeWeb
Reuters - over 4 years
June 20 - Author Andrew Keen talks to Reuters TV about his new book Digital Vertigo which argues a new 'anti-social' movement is beginning as people become more concerned about their personal privacy. Matt Cowan reports.
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Keen: Why is 'psychic' tech scary?
CNN - over 4 years
The future will emerge at Internet meet Le Web, says Andrew Keen, and it will change our lives.
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Le Web: Is mind-reading tech scary?
CNN - over 4 years
Andrew Keen says the future will show up Tuesday at Le Web, an internet conference in London focusing on products that are 'faster than real-time.'
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Should we fear mind-reading tech?
CNN - over 4 years
Andrew Keen says the future will show up Tuesday at Le Web, an internet conference in London focusing on products that are 'faster than real-time.'
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Keen On… Yossi Vardi: Why the Next Major Paradigm Shift is Social TV - TechCrunch
Google News - over 5 years
Andrew Keen is an Anglo-American entrepreneur, writer, broadcaster and public speaker. He is the author of the international hit “Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing our Culture” which has been published in 17 different languages and was
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Keen On… Sir Martin Sorrell: “Google Is a Media Owner Masquerading as a ... - TechCrunch
Google News - over 5 years
Andrew Keen is an Anglo-American entrepreneur, writer, broadcaster and public speaker. He is the author of the international hit “Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing our Culture” which has been published in 17 different languages and was
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Keen On… Sir Martin Sorrell: We Have to Get Consumers to Pay for Their ... - TechCrunch
Google News - over 5 years
Andrew Keen is an Anglo-American entrepreneur, writer, broadcaster and public speaker. He is the author of the international hit “Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing our Culture” which has been published in 17 different languages and was
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andrew Keen
    FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 48
    He prominently featured in the 2008 Dutch documentary The Truth According to Wikipedia and was also featured in the 2010 American documentary Truth in Numbers.
    More Details Hide Details Keen stresses the importance of media literacy and claims that user generated blogs, wikis and other "democratized" media, cannot match the resources of mainstream media outlets. Pointing to examples like being able to gather teams together, travel to dangerous locations (sometimes spending years in the region) and having skilled and experienced editors oversee the process, Keen forecasts that if the current Web 2. mentality—where content is either given away or stolen—continues, in 25 years there will not exist a professional music business, newspaper industry or publishing business and challenges his audience to question whether we value these or not. Keen discusses often-overlooked problems with participatory technology. He describes the Internet in amoral terms, saying it is a mirror of our culture. "We see irreverence, and vitality, and excitement. We see a youthfulness. But we also see, I think, many of the worst developments in modern cultural life, and, in particular, I think we see what I call digital narcissism, this embrace of the self. It's Time magazine's person of the year for last year was you." Keen is also heavily critical of anonymity on the Internet, believing that it makes us behave worse, not better. He says: "The Web's cherished anonymity can be a weapon as well as a shield." Showing that misbehavior using anonymity has been so widely adopted, new definitions such as "trolls" and "sock puppets" have emerged.
  • 2007
    Age 47
    On 5 June 2007, Keen released his first book The Cult of the Amateur, published by Doubleday Currency, and gave a talk at Google the same day.
    More Details Hide Details The book is critical of free, user-generated content websites such as Wikipedia, YouTube, Digg, Reddit and many others.
  • 2005
    Age 45
    In 2005, Keen wrote that Web 2. is a "grand utopian movement" similar to "communist society" as described by Karl Marx.
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  • 2000
    Age 40
    The firm folded in April 2000 and after the demise of Audiocafe.com, Keen worked at various technology companies including Pulse 3D, SLO Media, Santa Cruz Networks, Jazziz Digital and Pure Depth, where he was director of global strategic sales.
    More Details Hide Details Keen stated in October, 2007, that he is working on his new book, tentatively titled, Star Wars 2..
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 35
    Keen returned to Silicon Valley in 1995 and founded Audiocafe.com, which received funding from Intel and SAP.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 0
    Born in 1960.
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