What is user-generated content and what isn’t?

October 5, 2007 at 4:19 am | Posted in Definition | 9 Comments

This is what Wikipedia says as of 10/5/2007 5:38pm:

User generated content (UGC), also known as Consumer Generated Media (CGM) [1] or User created Content (UCC) [2], refers to various kinds of media content that are produced by end-users, (as opposed to traditional media producers such as professional writers, publishers, journalists, licensed broadcasters and production companies).

Various kinds of media? What does that include and what does it exclude? Is a high school play UGC? Why or why not?

Why are end-users the opposition of traditional media producers? What happens when a professional journalist blogs? Or when people make money blogging full time? How are they different than professionals? Are they doing UGC?


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