Tuesday, September 14, 2004

User Generated Content: Gallina

Ok, so this isn't the User Generated Content post I was going to write, but this is really good. This new application, Gallina, allows people to hack their Gmail account and use it as a blog. Nice. A while back I wrote this piece about people being a part of the narrative. What I think I failed to elaborate on was the interesting part of User Generated Content that is exemplified by Half Life / Counter Strike. Half Life was made a a mod friendly game, that was ultimately surpassed in popularity(arguably) by a mod know as Counter Strike. Sometimes it's best to give users a platform and let them create a new context that suits their entertainment needs even more than originally imagined.

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