Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr, and so on are becoming more and more popular with some of the highest ratings when it comes to "minutes spent on site per user"! Almost every major news site on the web has it's own video section and more and more video sites pop up everyday. Online video, and mobile video (phone and tablet) are way up and it seems like they are posed to continue up on this trend. Google is now indexing more video than text, and YouTube has become the second biggest search engine......so why has nobody created a completely visual news site yet?
I understand the stigma of someone saying they would rather watch than read, but this is online news......you want the information fast and quick! People today don't have time to sit around and read article after article of news, but they do have time to watch short clips that gives them breaking news, from there they can dig further into the stories that interest them. I am not saying that we should get rid of articles and stories all together, but I think online publishers should start to focus more and more on visual media (images and video).
I know that online video is still new to people, but nothing is more popular than online video (well besides from games). This is the future of online news.....and I would rather see this sooner than later!
Your OurTown Superhero,