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Thu., Dec. 13, 2007, 2:12 p.m.

Blogger Keen: Web Fare Threatens Media, Culture

Item: Fighting the Cult of the Amateur: A Web 2.0 Critic Takes on the Confederacy of E-Dunces/The Futurist.

Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen: The alternative to mainstream media, which is the Internet, is by definition untrustworthy because it doesn't have gatekeepers. It lends itself not to imagined corruption, but to real corruption. Ironically, the continual distrust of our supposedly unreliable mainstream media has given us a new media that is, by its very definition, unreliable.

Question: Which do you trust more: Mainstream Media? Or New Media?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.