user-generated content

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user-generated content

The production of content by the general public rather than by paid professionals and experts in the field. Also called "peer production" and "crowdsourcing" and available on the Web via blogs and wikis, user-generated content includes the daily news, encyclopedias, movie and product reviews, as well as articles on any subject, all of which have been traditionally written by editors, journalists and academics.

The Amateur Rules!
As brought out in Andrew Keen's "The Cult of the Amateur," when everyday users are allowed to report the news anonymously and are not held accountable for anything they say, it becomes increasingly difficult to tell fact from fiction. Professional journalists and editors, even those with immense fame, can be criticized and even fired for false reporting. However, the contributing user who can write anything is never held responsible. In addition, anyone can post something online, leading to an unprecedented information overload in today's world. See social media, blog, wiki, Wikipedia, Web 2.0, citizen journalism, YouTube and crowdsourcing.
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Their gain comes at the expense of other modes of production, most extensively at the expense of peer production.
Keywords: intellectual commons, commons-based peer production, ontology, definition
New forms of technological-enabled openness, especially emergent social media that utilizes social networking, blogs, wikis and user-created content and media, provide new models of openness for a conception of the intellectual commons based on peer production which is a radically decentralized, genuinely interactive, and collaborative form of knowledge sharing that can usefully serve as the basis of "knowledge cultures" (Peters & Besley, 2006; Peters & Roberts, 2010).
The book then examines the copyright industries, P2P networks, peer production, and cybercrime from a network theory perspective.
This deliverable identifies key approaches for quality management in peer production by benchmarking peer production practices and processes in other areas.
Commons-based peer production (CBPP) communities are online communities organized by peers with a common interest that rely on openly shared resources to produce user-generated content (Benkler, 2006).
Keen is best known for his 2007 book, entitled CULT OF THE AMATEUR: How the Internet is killing our culture, an account which has been translated into 16 languages, and explores the interest around user-generated content, peer production, and other Web 2.
Zimuzu fit broadly within a peer production model often associated with projects such as FOSS and Wikipedia.
Wikimania highlights the latest Wikimedia project developments, wiki research, and practices in peer production, as well as the people behind this work.
The rapid growth of Jigsaw's database is one of the best examples of the Internet-enabled phenomenon variously being called peer production, the network effect or the sharing economy," said Jim Fowler, CEO and co-founder of Jigsaw.
Stop Kiss," a coming-of-age play with a twist, will open Thursday in a Springfield Theatre Peer Production.
This article investigates the scopic regimes of computer-mediated peer production and the possibilities for seeing, knowing, and governing that are entailed in its accomplishment.