maybe that’s the solution we’re looking for

What do you think about this word “user-generated content?”

I think it’s a little bit demeaning. Generally. Mostly just because of it’s legacy. What it has meant. I think it would be great if we could begin to think about new ways of speaking about content. I think it comes back still to the legacy talk of just thinking of people as users online. Which already harkens more to drug addiction than creatives. Maybe that’s the answer. Video games have been going with “player” for quite some time. Maybe that’s the solution we’re looking for.

Aaron Koblin