User/Citizen/Amateur/Participant/People/Consumer created content to increase by 2010

Great article User-Generated Web Content Will Grow Rapidly Through 2010 that reports the following:

  • The size of downloads/views are estimated to eclipse 1.1 exabytes of data by 2010, with uploads growing to more than 9.1 petabytes.
  • 23% of the dozens of UCG sites studied currently support mobile access, with others making announcements for this support in the near future.
  • YouTube holds the highest market share for video, but MySpace has the most visitors.

I heard on the Joseph Jaffe podcast that by 2010, that 50% of all media will have been created by Users. By the way, I don’t know the correct term for content created by ‘the people’ so I just said


  • Check out this post I did regarding what to call people who make content. It involves how to think of each type based on the motives of each type of content creator.