In its December issue 2006 of Trend Briefing trendwatching.com says:
"If consumer produce the content, if they are the content and that content brings in money ... then revenue and profit-sharing is going to be one of 2007's main themes in the online space ..."
Generation C(ontent) meets Generation C(ash)
earlier Consumer-Made (May 2006)
even earlier Consumer-Made (May 2005)
2007 trendreport service (info & subscription)
What I like most on trendwatching's reports is the wealth of examples and links they give.