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FEATURED ARTICLE — July 24th, 2014

Yahoo! Voices Closing: Could We Be Approaching the End of User-Generated Content?

On July 2, Yahoo! – one of the largest Internet corporations in the world – announced a round of product changes and cuts in an effort to refine their focus for moving forward in the future. One of the biggest surprises? The announcement that Yahoo! Voices and the Yahoo! Contributor Network would be shut down, effective 11:38 p.m., July 31 and an undisclosed date in August, respectively.

For many individuals, the implications of this announcement go far beyond a simple product change; could this signal the beginning of the end of user-generated content?

A Brief Look at Yahoo Voices

Yahoo! Voices is the current home of millions of user-generated articles generated by members of the Yahoo! Contributor Network.

The network was introduced in December of 2011
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