It is being suggested that the hype behind Web 2.0 and participatory/social media isn't what it's cracked up to be. According to this Reuters article: Web 2.0, a catchphrase for...

It is being suggested that the hype behind Web 2.0 and participatory/social media isn't what it's cracked up to be. According to this Reuters article:

Web 2.0, a catchphrase for the latest generation of Web sites where users contribute their own text, pictures and video content, is far less participatory than commonly assumed, a study showed on Tuesday.   

A tiny 0.16 percent of visits to Google's top video-sharing site, YouTube, are by users seeking to upload video for others to watch, according to a study of online surfing data by Bill Tancer, an analyst with Web audience measurement firm Hitwise.

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