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Participative Web and User-Created Content, Web 2.0, Wikis and Social Networking, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Drawing on an expanding array of intelligent web services and applications, a growing number of people are creating, distributing and exploiting user-created content (UCC) and being part of the wider participative web. This study describes the rapid growth of UCC and its increasing role in worldwide communication, and draws out implications for policy. Questions addressed include: What is user-created content? What are its key drivers, its scope and different forms? What are the new value chains and business models? What are the extent and form of social, cultural and economic opportunities and impacts? What are the associated challenges? Is there a government role, and what form could it take?
Table Of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -; Foreword; Summary; Definition, measurement and drivers; Emerging value chains and business models; Economic impacts; Social impacts; Opportunities and challenges; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Defining and Measuring the Participative Web andUser-Created Content; Definition; Measurement; Chapter 3. Drivers of User-Created Content; Technological drivers; Social drivers; Economic drivers; Institutional and legal drivers; Chapter 4. Types of User-Created Content and Distribution Platforms; UCC types; Text; Photos and images; Music and audio; Video and film
Literary Form
non fiction
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (128 p.)
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