Blogs: Undermining culture?

Aug. 31, 2007
If you have your doubts about the value of Web 2.0, the wisdom of the crowd as opposed to the expert, and, especially, "blogs," well, so do we. So when I heard about Andrew Keen's assertion that the Web is diluting and draining important traditional resources (The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture), I wanted to hear more. If you're interested, I urge you to give a listen to this NPR interview but before you go, let me assure you our intention is to leverage the technology to add a dimens ...
If you have your doubts about the value of Web 2.0, the wisdom of the crowd as opposed to the expert, and, especially, "blogs," well, so do we. So when I heard about Andrew Keen's assertion that the Web is diluting and draining important traditional resources (The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture), I wanted to hear more. If you're interested, I urge you to give a listen to this NPR interview but before you go, let me assure you our intention is to leverage the technology to add a dimension and a provide mechanisms for more feedback from the field, not to replace deep expertise. Our priority remains aggregating and making readily available the best, most useful information to help you improve the performance, reliability, efficiency and asset management of industrial facilities.

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