In its December 25th issue, Time magazine chose “You” as Person of the Year. The article notes that in 2006, what is called Web 2.0 by many has witnessed “community and collaboration on a scale never seen before,” and predicts that “this is an opportunity to build a new kind of international understanding, not politician to politician, great man to great man, but citizen to citizen, person to person.”
It’s no surprise then that photo-sharing sites such as Photobucket, Zooomr and Flickr have become heavy hitters in the online space. One new service offered by Flickr, for example, reflects the rise of amateurs — listing the most popular cameraphones (Sony Ericcson K750i, Nokia N73, Nokia N70, Sony Ericcson K800i and Sony Ericcson W810i) used by members.
No doubt about it, we are in a historical period right now where content creation is practiced by professionals and amateurs alike. And there is room — and need — for both.
[tags]Time Magazine, Andrea Weckerle[/tags]