If you're looking for great examples of social networking and consumer-generated content, look no further than Boston's upcoming album and tour. When lead singer Brad Delp died last year, the band was hard-pressed to find a replacement with his vocal range and intimate knowledge of Boston songs.
Enter Charlotte, North Carolina's Tommy DeCarlo. You haven't heard of him?
But now, he's set to replace Delp on Boston's summer's concert tour, and on the band's next album. How did he break through? MySpace and consumer-generated content. He posted cover versions of Boston songs on his MySpace page, and was "discovered" by another visitor to the world's social networking site.