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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).

Source: MontrealGazette.com

Date: June 05, 2012

Link: http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Business+Pixels+Separation+Personal+cost+social+media+subject+debate/6729605/story.html

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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