Forty-eight million American adults have contributed some form of user-generated content on the Internet, according to the "Home Broadband Adoption 2006," a report published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. That's 35 percent of Internet users. Of those adults who have posted content on the Web, 73 percent, or 31 million, have a broadband connection at home.
That's a lot of digital self-expression.
Robert Young writes, "In many ways, the art-form of self-expression has become the “new media”, and social networks are their distribution channels."
Conversation: GigaOM: Social Networks are the New Media, SocialNets & The Power of The URL; FactoryCity, What's your community model
PDF of report; ClickZ: Pew: Nearly 50 MM Americans Create Web Content
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006