Internet Evolution Welcomes Andrew Keen to IE Radio Today

Silicon Valley author and media critic to weigh in on the future of online content and the relative value of Web 2.0 tools for individuals and businesses

Sep 3, 2009

Andrew Keen, author of Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet Is Killing Our Culture, is today's guest on Internet Evolution Radio at 1 p.m. ET.

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Keen founded in 1995 and built it into a well-known first-generation Internet music company. Since then he's become a prominent media personality and has appeared on The Colbert Report, The McNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, The Today Show, Fox News, CNN International, NPR's Weekend Edition, the BBC's Newsnight, and several others.

"As one of the earliest and harshest critics of the whole Web 2.0 phenomenon of the wisdom of the masses, we're looking forward to hearing how Andrew's views have evolved, especially since he's such an ardent Twitterer now," said Terry Sweeney, editor in chief of Internet Evolution, and host of the site's radio program.

To tune in to Keen's live interview at 1 p.m., follow this link:

Listeners can also participate in the Live Chat session accompanying the interview (registration required), to submit questions and comments throughout the broadcast, and then chat with Keen directly after the audio portion of the program concludes.

You can see the full, exciting IE Radio lineup, as well as listen to archived shows, here:

  Other upcoming guests on Internet Evolution Radio include:

  Sept. 15, 2 p.m. ET: Joe Trippi, political advisor, Trippi & Associates

  Sept. 21, 3 p.m. ET: Cory Doctorow, co-editor, Boing Boing

  Sept. 24, 2 p.m. ET: Jason Calacanis, founder, Mahalo

  Oct. 1, 1 p.m. ET: Scott Monty, head of social media, Ford Motor Co.

  Oct. 6, 1 p.m. ET: Philip Rosedale, founder, Second Life

  Oct. 12, 2 p.m. ET: Tim Westergren, founder, Pandora

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