Please, no more “user-generated content”

Stowe Boyd said it just about as succinctly as it can be said:

Nielsen is holding a conference on User Generated Content. Arggg!!! We aren’t “users”, it’s not “content”, and it isn’t “generated” — can’t we get rid of this stupid term? It’s the edglings, the people formerly known as the audience, the participants in participatory media, it’s a spectrum of involvement, not a dichotomy.

While we’re tilting at windmills, let’s also burn “consumer-generated media” at the stake.

[tags] cgm, ugm, social media, web2.0, stowe boyde, john koetsier [/tags]