The Internet is not the answer

Title The Internet is not the answer
Author Andrew Keen
Publication Atlantic
Size XIV, 288p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9781782393436
Topics Internet--Social aspects
Information society
Social change--Through science and technology
Social networks
Internet--Economic aspects
Consumption (Economics)--Social aspects
Notes In this controversial and explosive book, internationally renowned writer, commentator and broadcaster Andrew Keen argues that, on balance, the Internet has had a disastrous impact on all our lives. By tracing the history of the Internet, from its founding in the 1960s and the creation of the World Wide Web in 1989, to the rise of big data companies and the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity, Keen reveals how the Web has had a toxic effect on our culture, economy and society. Keen concludes by setting out the changes that must be made, before it's too late. If we do nothing, he warns, this new technology and the companies that control it will continue to impoverish us all. [back cover]
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