Yahoo has launched some interesting community platforms that aggregate content from a variety of their properties. Check out their Nintendo Wii platform site, it: Pulls in videos, social networking from existing yahoo profiles, theres also message boards, FAQs, Content, ratings, trackbacks (a form of a memetracker) ecommerce modules, Q&A with Yahoo Answers, all with the feel of the branded experience of Nintendo.
Theres quite a few social aspects to this platform, where interaction with other real individuals is part of the core concept.
Now that Yahoo is doing the job of Nintendos Web team, what will those web professionals do? Oh yeah, play more video games. Since there is going to be 100 more branded websites launched other web developers at those brands can kick back.
Is this web development outsourcing a threat to web teams at consumer branded corporations?