If I hear the words “user created content” again I’m going to flame away.
Sorry, can’t tell you why I’m so nutty, but I’ve heard executives talk about this so many times today it’s driving me nuts.
Here’s the deal. Folks at media companies are using that phrase to talk about people who blog, write forum posts, and do stuff like add listings on Craig’s List. They see this as real important to their business models. Why? Because it gives incredible scale. Craig’s List, for instance, only has 18 employees. The rest is just “user created content.” Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhh. Now they have me doing it.