The new DIY culture

Issues around user-generated content became more tangible and began to mount a serious challenge to old business models in early 2006…

…creating opportunities for start-ups (as well as traditional media players and convergent operators).

So on 30th March we invited two experts in the field of media innovation and user-created content – Head of BBC Global News Richard Sambrook and Yellowikis open business directory co-founder Paul Youlten – to explore the issues with the audience…

Jo Twist of the IPPR was the chair with the mostest. And from digital agency Glue through to the New Statesman, the ensuing collective debate ranged far and wide over the area that’s come to define the people part of Web 2.0.

The Beers & Innovation 2: User Generated Content event report tells all.

Still, there’s more people and passtimes to be enjoyed away from the ‘puter, so I’m off to the Electric Picnic tomorrow. Comments will be moderated until Thursday 7th September.

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