Ultimately, sites must amass a huge collection of proprietary content, content from partners, and other external sources and combine it with user-generated content
, then synergize this content with social connections in order to achieve digital media's new Holy Grail: the Triangle of Content Success.
Andrew Keen, a provocative author who has been called the anti-Christ of the Silicon Valley, shared his insights about the democratization of data with user-generated content
during the Wednesday luncheon keynote.
"The user-generated content
we pull [with the software] increases conversion rates," said Mary Mentz, e-commerce strategist for Dannijo.
My opinion, as a survivor of one of the pioneering efforts, is that the truly successful hyperlocal site will combine many of these models, bringing together user-generated content
, professional journalism, databases, maps, photos, social media, video, discussion forums and many other elements into a powerful omnibus of local information that is far more relevant to the community than anything we've seen to date.
* About 33% have user-generated content
on their sites.
has changed the model here at Computerworld and at other publications," Lamont says.
Postano 2.6 is the most intuitive platform to easily find and approve user-generated content
across multiple social networks.
The app relies on user-generated content
as well as information from the airports.Country: USASector: Computer SoftwareTarget: GateGuru IncBuyer: TripAdvisor IncType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
DailyMe supplies licensed and user-generated content
and Web-views, RSS, e-mail and automated-printing delivery options.
In mid-October 2007, five leading commercial copyright owners (CBS Corp., Disney, Fox Entertainment Group, NBC Universal, and Viacom, Inc.) collaborated with four leading user-generated content
sites (Daily-motion, Soapbox on MSN Video, My-Space, and Veoh.com) to establish a new set of User Generated Content (UGC) principles (www.ugcprinciples.com).
Certainly, companies like YouTube and MySpace have been designed from the start to deal with unpredictable quantities of user-generated content
, but what about organizations that have been doing business on the web the old-fashioned (one) way?