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The Future Is User-Led: The Path towards Widespread Produsage

Bruns, Axel (2008) The Future Is User-Led: The Path towards Widespread Produsage. In Fibreculture Journal, Fibreculture Publications, Perth, WA.

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Abstract

In the emerging social software, ‘Web2.0’ environment, the production of ideas takes place in a collaborative, participatory mode which breaks down the boundaries between producers and consumers and instead enables all participants to be users as much as producers of information and knowledge, or what can be described as produsers. These produsers engage not in a traditional form of content production, but are instead involved in produsage – the collaborative and continuous building and extending of existing content in pursuit of further improvement. This paper examines the overall characteristics of produsers and produsage, and identifies key questions for the produsage model.

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ID Code: 12902
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: produsers, produsage, user, led content production, Web2, 0, collaboration, information, knowledge, social software
ISSN: 1449-1443
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:52

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