Towards Produsage: Futures for User-Led Content Production

Bruns, Axel (2006) Towards Produsage: Futures for User-Led Content Production. In Sudweeks, Fay, Hrachovec, Herbert, & Ess, Charles (Eds.) Cultural Attitudes towards Communication and Technology 2006, 28 June - 1 July, Tartu, Estonia.

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The increasing prevalence of user-led content production especially in online environments from the Wikipedia to open news publications and open source software development communities is indicative of an ongoing paradigm shift from industrial-style content production to what is here described as produsage: the collaborative, iterative, and user-led production of content by participants in a hybrid user-producer, or produser role. This paper outlines the overall characteristics of produsers and produsage, identifies key questions for the produsage model, and highlights the economic, educational, and democratic potential of produsage.

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ID Code: 4863
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: produsage, user, led content production, Internet, online, Web 2, 0, social software, produser
ISBN: 0869059688
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) > Consumption and Everyday Life (200203)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:18

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