All the buzz these days seems to be about websites that let users generate
the content (while the site collects most or all of the revenue). From Wikis
to MySpace, and Digg (and their millions of clones), all the cool kids are
letting the users dictate most if not all of the content on the site.
Though lately these stars have been falling from grace. For example the
recent Digg controversy has raised questions about if it’s possible to
have a system where users can’t game the system.
MySpace has been subject to virtually infinite criticism from viral
marketing, to being a haven for pedophiles because people don’t know
how to create content safely. Facebook has been in trouble over privacy
issues recently, after being considered the “private myspace” for
so long. Wikipedia has constantly been hammered with criticisms of bias
(NPOV), vand... (more)