For Your Entertainment

November 18, 2009

While going through some of my bookmarked sites, I discovered a common thread. Interestingly enough, many of these are either interactive sites or webpages where the public has been the main creators of the content (they have also been saved purely for entertainment purposes). These are considered some of the most popular and most viewed websites today.

This shows exactly how powerful interactive formats and content created by the public can influence the sites traffic and interest. The focus on having an entertaining site is also a huge factor in whether or not people decided to participate or follow them.

Post Secret
Go Fug Yourself: Because Fugly Is The New Pretty
Exploding Dog
Graph Jam
A Softer World
texts from last night
Fail Blog
FMyLife
Awkward Family Photos
My Life Is Average
Chrome Experiments
Ugliest Tattoos
Etsy
Threadless
Banksy
You Should Have Seen This
Poster Boy
This is Photobomb
Passive Aggressive Notes
1000 Awesome Things

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2 Responses to “For Your Entertainment”

  1. What’s so cool about some of these sites (like threadless and post secret) is that they monetize not by selling ads but by selling merchandise. The user-generated content actually becomes products. Wonder if we’ll see more of that business model.

  2. melee4 said

    I know! It really is interesting to see how their creations can be compiled and sold. I actually own a few of the Post Secret books myself.

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