What a revolution the Internet brought to publishing.
Through the late 90s and early 2000s, we’ve seen barriers to sharing the written word completely flatten out and disappear. Anyone with a keyboard could start a blog. Then social networks came along and suddenly, ordinary people could become influencers, too!
Smartphones gave us the ability to develop content from wherever we happened to be at any given point and upload it to the web, where social sharing meant our words, images and video could be seen by hundreds, thousands or even millions of people.
Now, an executive at Facebook is predicting that in just five years time, Facebook will be “definitely mobile,” and “probably all video.”
Can you imagine a digital world devoid of written text?
It might seem crazy, but it’s not all that far fetched to think that video will soon take over. For starters, it’s so much quicker and easier to create video than to sit down, collect your thoughts, write them all out and edit it into something fit for public consumption.