User Generated Content websites - sometimes referred to as Web 2.0 are sites where some (or all) of the end-users generate the content for the website. These sites offer users an opportunity to advertise or sell their own products via someone else's website (consumer to consumer trading) or to interact with other users of the site in a social networking setting. These sites may offer paid services, such as advertising or selling for a percentage of the sale price, or be completely free to the end users.
These sites need well-designed administration systems as they are used by any number of unknown users who must be able to use the site securely with very little (if any) instruction.
At maweb, we have been selected as designer and programmer for a number of very successful user generated websites. Take a look at the Maweb portfolio page to see some examples