User-generated content (UGC) is defined as "any form of content such as blogs, wikis, discussion forums, messages, chats, tweets, podcasting, brooches, digital images, videos, files audio, and other forms of media that was created by users of a system or an online service, often provided via social media websites. "He entered public use in 2005, after arisen in web publishing and new media content production circles.
It is used for a wide range of applications, including processing problems, news, gossip and research and reflects the expansion of media production through new technologies that are accessible and affordable to the general public. In addition, the content generated by the user can also use a combination of open source, free software and flexible licenses or agreements to further reduce barriers, strengthening the skills of collaboration and discovery ("UGC") also gained in popularity over the last decade, more and more users began flocking to social media sites and" content-based "sharing.
UGC may constitute only a part of a website. For example, there are sites where the majority of the content is prepared by the directors, but many auxiliary memories are made by users of the site, such as reviews or comments on this product.
UGC can be controlled by site administrators to avoid any content or offensive language, copyright infringement issues, or just to see if the displayed content is relevant to the overall theme of the site.
There may be little or no barrier to the act of downloading content generated by users, such as membership or fees. Consequently, there are excessive amounts of UGC that in addition to create an active, may also contain data that can be considered a liability. The University of Illinois concluded his research in 2012 that a third of all Web UGC opinions were wrong, either to stimulate or denigrating a product.