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. See free economy.

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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We argue that millennials are not lacking in public spirit and that their preference for decentralized and personalized (1) interactions requires a different approach to engaging them in the peer production of philanthropy marketing.
However, while collections such as Delwiche and Henderson (2012) examine discrete cultures of fandom, activism, and peer production, The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age considers how the technologies and ideologies that underlie these networked practices are being generalized into a cultural condition.
This is what I call "commons-based peer production" (BENKLER, 2006).
(5) Diese Art der peer production ist im digitalen Bereich entstanden (so nutzt Wikipedia etwa dieses Arbeitsprinzip), wird nun aber durch den zunehmenden digitalen Wissenstransfer und dezentrale Technologien wie 3D-Drucker auch fur die stoffliche Produktion und Suffizienzstrategien relevant.
This article contributes to the growing literature on the opportunities and challenges of open development (Gurstein, 2011; Raftree, 2013; Reilly & McMahon, 2015; Smith & Reilly, 2013), a branch of information and communication for development (ICT4D) studies that uses the values and practices of commons-based peer production to support positive social change among poor and marginalized groups.
The application of collective intelligence to produce something useful is termed Peer Production. An example of this is the open source movement.
Administrative, public policy--co-creation and co-production of public services, peer production
[...] Fundamental to what characterizes cognitive capitalism is the emergence of team or network as fundamental labor units in a new political economy of peer production ('Interneting') based on cooperation and collaboration rather than competition.
As Corneli and Dannoff (2011) concluded, there is a connection between paragogy and peer production, and paragogy connects learning and productivity.