Participation in Web 2.0 sites

A new study concludes that participatory Web 2.0 sites have less participation that initially believed. Less than 1% of users at Flickr and YouTube actually upload videos; the online encyclopedia Wikipedia had the most participation (about 4%) of the sites examined in the survey.

Individuals seem to be using the sites to browse for content, however. About 12% of website visits are to Web 2.0 sites, up 2% from one year ago. Web 2.0 photo sharing sites account for about 56% of visits to photo-related sites on the Web in general.

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