Over at sister blog Usertainment Watch, I received an email praising me for being a “thought leader in the video blog world.”
Though the sender likely was trying to butter me up in hopes I’d give a client some exposure, his comment actually was reasonably accurate — though as much by default as anything else.
Seems to me that user-generated content is in need of more “thought leadership.” By that, I mean flag-bearers who gain large blog followings, present at conferences, appear on business cable channels and so forth.
But several candidates are just about there.
And though Federated Media’s John Battelle hasn’t weighed in yet, odds are he will.
The problem with most of these candidates is that their focus isn’t on user-generated content per se, but rather on aspects of it, or relationships to it.
I’d be interested in your thoughts — on UGC thought leadership.