A few says ago on the Stephen Colbert report Andrew Keen writer of the book called “The cult of Amateurs” accused the internet of being worse than Nazi’s because it ruins culture. So am I going to believe that a communist regime that if it had succeeded would have whiped out all art on the face of this planet is worse than spreading art across the internet? The thing is Nazi’s stole art and the internet spreads art, I mean whats the point of having art if not everyone can see it. The future is the internet, the future is a society where everyone can have any information at the command of their keystrokes.
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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.