Stephen Colbert Report is Amateur blogging and Web 2.0 a cult? Andrew Keen believes so!

As many may know Stephen Colbert spends much of his time on the internet surfing blogs etc.  So how do you think he reacted when Andrew Keen barged in and started accusing the internet of ruining our culture.  He said that when people pirate things like movies, art and songs it ruins our culture.  Stephen Colbert disagreed with this saying that it actually helps distribute culture.  Then he went on and accused Andrew Keen of being a levelist who believes that certain people are way better than others.  Andrew Keen casually shrugged it off and said, “what’s wrong with that.”   So to me it seems that to a point Andrew Keen is right that the internet is destroying old culture.  But I think blogging and Web 2.0 are new culture, things change and you can’t stop that.

4 Responses to “Stephen Colbert Report is Amateur blogging and Web 2.0 a cult? Andrew Keen believes so!”

  1. kam, mediaslate Says:

    The internet isn’t destroying culture it has just created a new platform for culture to flourish. Collaboration is what is going to take ideas and culture much further then the print, television and radio. Just wait.

  2. Ian Says:

    I beleive that as well you are right kam

  3. John W. Ratcliff Says:

    A wonder if Andrew Keen is simply taking an absurd position to sell his book? I would so *love* to ‘debate’ him.

    My first question would be, “Why don’t you believe in the right to free speech?”

    As far as self-publishing goes, our most famous of Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, was a self-made man, without a formal education, and changed the world through self-publishing.

    Blogs are as American as apple pie and this British tart Keen needs to realize that his country already lost that war

  4. nintenpro Says:

    Maybe Andrew grew up in a wealthy family and he looked down on hard working people. Who Knows.

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