|any press is good|
Recently, though, they ran a couple of interesting prediction pieces about content (on said dead web):
- Long Form Writing is Back
The rise of ultra short form communication tools such as Twitter has increased demand for really long pieces, not reduced it, as some have lamented. What tools like Twitter do is remove the need for middling pieces -- articles that don't say much (like weekly news rags) -- and increase demand for in-depth analysis. Let's hope so!
Read Now >> Clive Thomson on How Tweets and Texts Nuture In-Depth Analysis.
- Crowd Accelerated Innovation (with online video)
The new killer web app? Video. Video has come of age in what Chris Anderson calls 'crowd accelerated innovation'. Basically, most innovation happens when there is a community of people that can learn from one another. The growth of user-generated video means that for any subject or area of expertise, you'll be able to tap into an enormous community, and watch the best and the brightest. It has the potential to change humanity! Well, they have to sell magazines. But there is something to it. I know from my limited experience playing and learning guitar how much I've improved because of online video.
Read Now >> TED Curator Chris Anderson on Crowd Accelerated Innovation.