User-generated content

This is a screen-grab from BBC coverage of tonight’s West Coast rail accident. From very early on the BBC was giving details of how to send pictures via mobile email and SMS. The photograph in the right-hand frame is from a passenger on the train.

Later… James Cridland has some interesting thoughts about this. He points out the irony that the photographer in this case was the BBC’s Chief Operating Officer, who happened to be on the train! So technically this is power-user-generated-content!