As we continue to decide whether to take social media content seriously or not, more journalists will weigh in – in advance of research, mind you – on the relative merits and drawbacks of functionality and behavior.
As an old-timer, it reminds me of “breaker one nine”, the Citizen’s Band” (CB) revolution many years ago. We suddenly had person-to-person communication without the expense and regulation of switched telephone service. Truckers and drivers (especially) could speak to each other directly using radio transmitters and receivers in the vehicles and homes/offices.
It was such a radical departure from what we had before – back in the day.
Now are playing with media forms – snippits, snapshots, and thumbnails of video content to decide what will emerge as the favorite, or chosen form.
Will it be 5-seconds of video, 117 characters (Twitter)?
In these cases, someone better figure out who will pay for the bandwidth required for high definition video or the storage required for more characters either on the server, the smart device, or both.
The technology itself will figure it all out, but we’d be better served to decide what is important and valuable to us as users.
Right now it all seems rather silly and frivolous.
Thanks to Shane S and in