What is User Generated Content (UGC)?

The majority of websites in the early days of the Internet were inactive, which meant that each page had predetermined content that did not change unless the administrator changed it. Dynamic webpages, which produce material from a database, became common as the Web developed. UGC, or visitor-generated material, is now a common feature on many webpages in the Web 2.0 period.

There is user produced material on a wide range of platforms. One illustration is an Online community, which enables users to talk about subjects by leaving online remarks. Wikis, which enable users to directly contribute and modify website material, are another illustration. For instance, Wikipedia has information that has been written and published by tens of thousands of writers worldwide. Users can build personal accounts and exchange information with one another on UGC websites like social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. These websites merely provide a space for users to contribute and exchange material.

While user produced content predominates on wikis, Online communities, and social networking sites, many other websites now feature both original material and UGC. For instance, websites frequently have a part where readers can leave feedback on the pieces the author has written. Visitors can usually comment on news articles below on news websites. These combination sites frequently have more user-generated content than original content in the long run. UGC has made the Web more engaging and given users the opportunity to actively contribute to the production of website material.

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