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  • Provocative Author Andrew Keen To Give Opening Address At Social South

    By admin on August 5th, 2009

    keen2Who better than thought-provoking author Andrew Keen to open the first annual Social South social media conference? Called the “Antichrist of Silicon Valley,” Keen is also the author of the international hit Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is killing our culture. Andrew 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 around the world. He writes a weekly column for The London Telegraph, as well as for the leading Dutch paper Volkskrant and the Belgium daily De Standaard. He has written for many other publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Guardian, Forbes, The Weekly Standard, Prospect, Fast Company and Entertainment Weekly.

    Keen will delve into the current debate in the news of whether social media communities are dividing or uniting us as human beings. His talk will draw from the research he’s conducted for his upcoming book, provisionally entitled DIGITAL VERTIGO: Loneliness, Anxiety and Inequality in the Social Media Age. The book will be a contemplative defense of privacy rights and genuine human interaction in the social networking era.

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