User Generated Content 3.0: From Threat To Opportunity
From Threat To Opportunity
The Internet has reached the "web 2.0" generation in which users collaborate and interact. Has this been the end of the story? Not likely. Networks will soon progress to ultra-broadband capacity, and with it to new content styles, production models, and industry structure. It is therefore time to think ahead. What will "web 3.0" look like?
Some questions addressed at this Conference were:
- Will user-generated content hold its own outside small niches?What do such new structural forms such as mashups portend?
- What are the policy implications for grassroots-created content and its ongoing propagation?
- What are the implications for traditional entertainment firms and news organizations?
- What are the implications for such Web 2.0 providers as HuffPost, YouTube, and Facebook?
- What are the ramifications for intellectual property law?
- What are implications for possible political and cultural polarization?
- Will reputational systems and wikis replace traditional institutional authorities?
The symposium proceeded by reviewing the findings on current web user behavior and on evolving online business models to better understand the contours of these new economic and social realities of Web 3.0.
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