Andrew Keen, author
Andrew Keen is a Silicon Valley-based author, broadcaster and entrepreneur whose provocative book The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture and Assaulting Our Economy [Amazon.co.uk] was acclaimed by The New York Times’ Michiko Kakutani as “shrewdly argued” and written “with acuity and passion”. He is a prominent media personality who has appeared on the Colbert Report, McNeil-Lehrer Newsnight show, the Today Show, Fox News, CNN International, NPR’s Weekend Edition, BBC Newsnight and many other television and radio shows in the US and abroad. Keen writes a column in the Media section of the Independent, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes, The Weekly Standard, Fast Company and Entertainment Weekly, and has been featured in numerous publications including Time magazine, the New York Times, US News & World Report, BusinessWeek, Wired, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, the Independent and MSNBC. He is also a pioneering Silicon Valley media entrepreneur who founded Audiocafe.com in 1995 and built it into a well-known, first generation Internet music company. Educated at the universities of London and California, he now lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and two children. [Read on at Andrew Keen – on Media, Culture and Technology.]
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