March 10, 2008
Crowds are wise, communities are wiser
A Newsweek article "Is User-Generated Content Out?" discussed how important are expertise views vs. the crowd. Pretty good comments on that article from Steve Rosenbaum over at AlwaysOn.
I especially agree with Steve on that experts do not need to be housed in media companies to support them. The Nikonians community has "raised" several experts over the last years, some of them becoming authors, others professional photographers. These experts see strong growth in traffic, in audience and some also in direct revenue.
Nikonians has many experts and they have a platform that is not a media company, but a user community: Nikonians.org
Posted by bgs at March 10, 2008 3:53 PM