August 1, 2007
News & Opinion: Internet: Culture or Crap
Andrew Keen (Cult of The Amateur) and David Weinberger (Everything Is Miscellaneous) have been debating the merits of Web 2.0. Andrew thinks the Internet is unravelling popular culture and will lead to terrible ends. David sees nothing but upside.
The Wall Street Journal has a text debate. This follows the live panel involving Keen and Weinberger that took place at SuperNova 2007.
Andrew also wrote a ChangeThis manifesto titled Against You: A Manifesto In Favor of Audience.
I encourage you to check these out. There is a deeper, more nuanced discussion going here than most are giving credit.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.