The Promise of User Created Content - the Kodak Effect

Ian Bogost has an interesting essay up comparing the flowering of user generated content to the Kodak Brownie camera — in comparison to the unwieldy early cameras, the Brownie brought snapshots to the people. Simple and portable, it allowed people to create their own personal snapshots, something that Kodak capitalized … » 9/14/08 3:30pm 9/14/08 3:30pm