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Technological mediation and user created content in tourism

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A development in Information and Communication Technologies promisingto have a large impact on tourism is the phenomenon known as the Web 2.0. A key tothis development is the encouraging of interactivity due to User Generated Content(UGC). This paper focuses on a specific type of UGC: Tourist Created Content (TCC).Based on an exploratory examination of the Web and an extensive analysis of thecontent, the study systematizes the knowledge about TCC, presents a classificationsystem and provides an overview of its characteristics. The paper shows the processesthat allow the tourist to digitalize content and reveals how TCC relates to the cultures ofthe Internet and shapes the tourism experience.

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Ana MarĂ­a Munar

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8034

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