The Economist’s New Media Survey is a collection of articles and audio interviews on consumer-generated media, including blogs, wikis, photo sharing, podcasing, video sharing asnd metaversing (sp?). “The era of mass media is giving way to one of personal and participatory media … that will profoundly change both the media industry and society as a whole.”
Last November, the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 57% of American teenagers create content for the internetâ€”from text to pictures, music and video. In this new-media culture, says Paul Saffo, a director at the Institute for the Future in California, people no longer passively â€œconsumeâ€ media (and thus advertising, its main revenue source) but actively participate in them, which usually means creating content, in whatever form and on whatever scale.
This is a good collection of overview articles.