Burak Arikan on Fri, 28 Sep 2007 13:18:19 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> The death of the Author 2.0

"Digital media enable people to claim authorship like never before.
But they do so in relation to a community who cares enough to
appreciate their efforts."

I agree. Such communities provide great motivation for sure. However,
I think claiming your authorship has a different reality when you
slightly move from creative producers to creative consumers (so called
prosumers). Obviously we see the most production (videos on YouTube,
photos on Flickr, bookmarks on Delicious etc.) in this interval.
Our products are not only the material we save to these social web
services but also the profiles we grow. As the author of the work our
benefit is measured by views, friends, comments, votes, stars etc. But
the worth of the energy put in to these services can not be measured
precisely by the author, while the service providers can clearly make
money out of it.


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