Thursday, June 29, 2006

Web 2.0 People Power

Chris Anderson over at Wired.com wrote an article called People Power that talks about companies leveraging the masses to do work for free. Interesting read, it touches on MySpace.com, Google.com, and Amazon.com among others that use features such as reviews, ad clicks, and other things to create better services for us, the consumer to do even more work thereby making a utilitarian sort of relationship in the World Wide Web 2.0.
Considering how fast some sites grow, such as MySpace.com and Youtube.com, getting your users to create your content for you is a given, since all these service boil down to are advertisement sites, every page is covered in advertising. So not only do they get you to create their content for them, they also make a lot of money off your efforts selling adds. The perfect symbiotic relationship? Check it out here...Wired 14.07: People Power

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