Description: Has the Internet turned into a wasteland of hollow ideas and groupthink? Is it possible that in a day and age where any individual can have an idea and publish it in text, images, audio and video for the world to see – instantly and for free – that the true value of critical thinking has been lost? Has all of the user-generated content that we see in channels like YouTube lowered us to the point where the only thing everyone talks about around the water cooler is some moronic video of a poodle on a skateboard? Andrew Keen made this argument in his book, Cult Of The Amateur – How The Internet Is Killing Our Culture (Bantam Dell Publishing Group, June 2007).
Date: June 05, 2012
Questions for Discussions:
- Summarize the criticism of the effect of Internet communication on our culture.
- Do you agree with this assessment?
- Where do you think this is going down the road?
- How should managers respond to employee behaviors?
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