consumer generated media

Rise of the artist site

by: David Jennings

The flipside of sites run by fans is of course sites run by artists, and yesterday the New York Times ran a feature — Sex, Drugs and Updating Your Blog (hmmm, not a bad title; I wonder if I could adapt it…) — about what it refers to as 'B-list' artists and how they communicate with fans online. 

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Blogs Are Free Samples of Your Brand

by: David Armano

The headline of this post is borrowed from my good friend Mike Wagner who I felt captured the significance of the business blogging event also known as SOBCon 07.  Here's the presentation I gave which can be downloaded from Slideshare.

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Fan sites RIP?

by: David Jennings

Andy Aldridge, who created one of my favourite fan sites, and whom I interviewed for the book (notes to appear here when I get round to it), is asking whether such sites are on the way out.

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Forrester Segments Social Computing Behaviors

by: Ilya Vedrashko

This very interesting report by Forrester analyzes the levels of user participations in social structures online (see an earlier post on a similar report by Hitwise and the Yahoo pyramid):

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Study: Content Creators Are Few

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Engaging Green Consumers through Consumer Generated Content

by: David Wigder

Part I of an Interview with Bruce Ertmann, Corporate Manager of Consumer Generated Media, Toyota...

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7 Building Blocks Of The Social Web

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Getting Companies To Do The Right Thing - dotherightthing.com

by: Karl Long

Of all the various social networking, citizen media, digg like things going on, dotherightthing.com appeals to me a great deal. Essentially it is a site that allows people to share stories about companies and how their policies are effecting the world, and people can vote on the “importantness” of the stories.

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The Tom Sawyer Effect of Ad Widgets

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fame, narcissism and MySpace

by: danah boyd

When adults aren't dismissing MySpace as the land-o-predators, they're often accusing it of producing narcissistic children.

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