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The Cult of the Amateur: How blogs, MySpace, YouTube and the rest of today's user-generated media are killing our culture and economy
The Cult of the Amateur: How blogs, MySpace, YouTube and the rest of today's user-generated media are killing our culture and economy
by Andrew Keen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Starts okay but then gets very ranty, 17 Jan. 2015
The first four chapters lay out a good, solid critic of the flaws in Web 2.0 and crowd-sorted information. It questions how information can be validated, observes that investigative reporting is at risk, and muses on the removal of professionals to make money. These are all good points, even if at no point does it really address the benefits or positive impact of the new technologies, and they need to be discussed in a critical and analytic manner from someone willing to say it's not all roses out there.

Then, around halfway through its second chapter on music/piracy it just loses it and starts going from target to target of traditional tabloid panic points (technology has changed things!, did you know porn exists?, the horror of Facebook!, eeek! bitcoin!!, people gambling online!!! Yahoo wants your photos!!!!) and it's like your gran after a few sherries complaining how the intertubeweb is going to kill us all whilst we sleep. The solutions offered are neither profound or useful (people should pay for things, parents should know what their kids are doing, don't believe everything you read) so it all becomes a bit of a grind.


EPOXY ADHESIVE GLUE GLASS WOOD LEATHER PLASTIC
EPOXY ADHESIVE GLUE GLASS WOOD LEATHER PLASTIC
Offered by Image Accessories
Price: £1.99

3.0 out of 5 stars The glue is fine but the lid is not the easiest to get ..., 17 Jan. 2015
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The glue is fine but the lid is not the easiest to get out and the plungers could be a bit tighter to avoid spill/leakage. Not bad, just not great.


QUMOX 8GB(4x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz PC2-6400 PC2-6300 DDR2 800 8 GB (240 PIN) DIMM Desktop Memory
QUMOX 8GB(4x 2GB) DDR2 800MHz PC2-6400 PC2-6300 DDR2 800 8 GB (240 PIN) DIMM Desktop Memory
Offered by Sunwood-UK
Price: £49.90

4.0 out of 5 stars The packaging is good and highly reusable, 17 Jan. 2015
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It's 4 sticks of ram and it does exactly what it promised. The packaging is good and highly reusable, which is a plus.


TeckNet® USB 3.0 7 Port Hub + 2 Charge-Only Ports With 12V/4A Power Adapter and USB 3.0 Cable [VIA VL812 Chipset], 2 Year Warranty
TeckNet® USB 3.0 7 Port Hub + 2 Charge-Only Ports With 12V/4A Power Adapter and USB 3.0 Cable [VIA VL812 Chipset], 2 Year Warranty

5.0 out of 5 stars Good, solid, 17 Jan. 2015
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Good, solid, and simple bit of equipment. All the ports are a snug fit (not tight, not loose) and it's neither oversized or too small & fiddly.


Brand New Prolight Rhino 50mm Professional Lighting Hook G Clamp
Brand New Prolight Rhino 50mm Professional Lighting Hook G Clamp
Offered by ARMCO
Price: £3.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Great purhase, 17 Jun. 2014
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A perfectly formed device, with just enough tightness and no horrible edges. It's possible to go wrong with a basic lump of metal but this product hasn't.


Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery - i9500 i9505 B600BE 2600mAh 3.8V Li-ion - Genuine (None Retail Packaging)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery - i9500 i9505 B600BE 2600mAh 3.8V Li-ion - Genuine (None Retail Packaging)
Offered by Glitzy Gizmos
Price: £5.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Hasn't gone bubbly yet!, 17 Jun. 2014
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Much better than the original one I got with the phone, in that it hasn't deformed and decided to cut out at 30% power within the first 2 months. A quick and cheap replacement.


KingMansion Black Flip Cover Case Window View 4500mAh Backup Power Bank for SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 9500
KingMansion Black Flip Cover Case Window View 4500mAh Backup Power Bank for SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 9500
Offered by KingMansion
Price: £11.58

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well but not too durable, 17 Jun. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
When the unit is working its an absolute charm and means you can walk around with three whole charges for your phone (depending on what you are doing whilst recharging). However the first one broke within a couple of weeks so whilst it looks rugged it's not quite a solid as you may think.

However KingMansion replaced the unit in a couple of days with absolutely no fuss, so the -1 star is purely against the item and in no way against the seller.


5V Original Lavolta Charger Adapter for Samsung Acme, Omnia HD, Instinct 2, Instinct S50, Instinct HD, M8910, GT-M8910, Pixon 12, Nexus S I9023, Nexus 2, S5600, GT-S5600, Preston Gallery, SCH-i100 Gem, SCH-i220 Code, SCH-I400 Continuum, SCH-i920, Omnia II CDMA, SCH-R350, SCH-R351, Freeform, SCH-R360 Freeform II, SCH-R460 Myshot 2, SCH-R470 TwoStep, SCH-R560 Messager 2, SCH-R630 Messager Touch, SCH-R850 Caliber, SCH-R880 Acclaim, SCH-R900 Craft - Power Supply - 2A
5V Original Lavolta Charger Adapter for Samsung Acme, Omnia HD, Instinct 2, Instinct S50, Instinct HD, M8910, GT-M8910, Pixon 12, Nexus S I9023, Nexus 2, S5600, GT-S5600, Preston Gallery, SCH-i100 Gem, SCH-i220 Code, SCH-I400 Continuum, SCH-i920, Omnia II CDMA, SCH-R350, SCH-R351, Freeform, SCH-R360 Freeform II, SCH-R460 Myshot 2, SCH-R470 TwoStep, SCH-R560 Messager 2, SCH-R630 Messager Touch, SCH-R850 Caliber, SCH-R880 Acclaim, SCH-R900 Craft - Power Supply - 2A
Offered by Smart Parts UK, Digital Lifestyle Retailer
Price: £5.90


TP-LINK TL-PA4030KIT 500Mbps Powerline Adapter with 3 Ports - Twin Pack
TP-LINK TL-PA4030KIT 500Mbps Powerline Adapter with 3 Ports - Twin Pack
Price: £37.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Great but beware of surge protection., 17 Jun. 2014
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First the overwhelming positive: it took about 10 minutes (including reading the manual and running back & forth between the two units) to get the network up and going, with about another 10 to download and install the utility. Not one single problem or hickup in the process and signal strength/Mbps was good enough use network remote controls with.

On the downside because I'm running through two surge protected extension cables the overall Mbps is a steady 82. The manual also doesn't explain that if you want to do anything fancy like name your network or change the settings you need to bring the devices back upstairs. So minus one star for not great documentation.


Large 6 Pocket Sofa Couch Arm Rest Remote Caddy Organiser
Large 6 Pocket Sofa Couch Arm Rest Remote Caddy Organiser
Offered by best deal 4 u
Price: £4.45

3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but not great, 17 Jun. 2014
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The picture doesn't show quite how baggy the pockets actually are and I had to re-glue the top panel on as soon as I got it out of the box, so I can't say I love it. However for the price it's worth getting if you just want to find out if you'll end up actually using one of its more expensive/carefully made & designed cousins, and the material itself looks quite durable. It also comfortably fits one Norwegian Forest Cat at a time in the top tray, which is an added bonus.


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