Texting is so old school according to the latest trends. Video is where it is at today. Here is a quote from the referenced article:
The meteoric rise of camera-equipped smartphones has popularized personal videos. And several new companies are rushing to develop mobile apps to help consumers capture, edit and share those videos across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Think of it as serving the YouTube 2.0 generation. Not only are many users now capturing video over mobile, they are transmitting over mobile and adding the social-media aspect, too…
I know my new iPhone has enough memory to record several minutes of high quality video if I choose to (which I won’t likely choose to ). So video is tomorrow’s new thing and texting is now for us senior citizens I guess. I must admit that I am not a big user of Facebook and very seldom use Twitter or YouTube so I guess I am getting left behind like many other seniors. One of the reasons is that video captioning is usually the last thing to be added and without that I am stuck in the “silent movie” mode. It took ten years after closed captioning became available before it was widely available and even that took some legislation to accomplish. So, I expect it will be years before captioning is common on video sharing devices.
If you watch the news much lately you have probably discovered that there is not much that goes on today that is not captured on video by someone. No one can seem to get away this the stuff they used to and not get caught on a video. That is a good thing with this latest technology. In 1970 I worked on developing the first “picture phone”. It took about $15,000 worth of equipment and the equivalent of 300 long distance calls over copper wires to accomplish. And even at that the quality of the video was very crude compared to those from common cell phones today. As is the case with almost all technology things we have come a long way since then.
All you seniors out there had better get on board with video sharing before it too is replaced with the next “killer app”. That should occur sometime next year or so I imagine