Robert Accettura

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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)