Formats Blog Task 8

What do you think the TV viewing experience will be for viewers in 2020?

 

This is the question that we have been given for this week’s task. I believe Social media lies at the heart of my answer. Content is the fire, and social media is the gasoline’ (Ryan Kahn). There are 3 Billion people that have access to internet in the world today, that’s a lot of content and as that expands the more ‘gasoline’ there is to ignite the ‘fire so much so I believe it will drown out T.V.  I have been using Social Media since I was 10 Years old. When Facebook was getting big I would love to go on the computer and talk to friends, but it wasn’t something you could do all the time. Back then in 2006 if you wanted to go on Facebook it wasn’t as simple as going on your phone and opening the Facebook app.

If I wanted to go on it I would have to log onto my computer at home. Which meant that you could only be doing one thing at a time, it didn’t make watching T.V and going on Facebook impossible, but it was a lot harder. When looking at the amount of pages and accounts of Facebook at this current time, you’d be surprised to know that there are more pages/accounts than there are people on Earth. Now it’s easier to use because of faster Internet and phones that can run these apps. A quote about Facebook Addiction that couldn’t be more true is ‘You log off your computer and leave your house, get in your car and log back on using your phone’ (Paulo Coelho), even when I’m watching T.V I’m not really watching, I’m on my phone reading a status or watching a short vine. Now as I grow older I find myself signing up for more and more sites and apps. Which is drawing myself away from watching T.V because I can find entertainment from other sources such as Youtube.

Every Minute over 100 hours worth of Footage is uploaded to Youtube. In a single month Youtube attracts over One Billion people to their website. T.V has tried to keep up with the likes of T.V but I honestly believe Youtube will take over T.V. On Youtube there’s accounts to watch and follow for literally anything, from Star Wars breakdown videos, to Watching Elders react to new Technology. Things like this can’t be put across on T.V. I get bored to quickly watching T.V and find myself always on my phone because of this. Youtube videos are quick and easy to follow, and more personalized, you can speak to the people who create videos. Content creators ask for improvements from their viewers, this is something that doesn’t happen on T.V. Television is becoming more and more one-dimensional every time Youtube has an update. Every Social Media site you go to these days will be embedded with Youtube videos.

Another big part that plays a factor in my theory is the fact that still many shows on T.V don’t give you the option to catch up on programmes you missed, meaning you have to sit down at a specific time and shut the world out to watch every second of the show. On a Youtube video, its there… always, you can fast forward when your getting bored, you can rewind if you’ve missed something, and you can pause if you want to focus on something else. It gives the viewer total control, something the audience crave. This is the reason why every day more and more people create Youtube accounts and subscribe to channels and watch Youtube. Whereas less and less people are watching Live T.V due to the fact viewers have less control. In a few years it will seem totally outmoded to have a commissioning editor deciding what goes on our television screens and then forcing performers in front of an audience”. As it states here, T.V seems forced now, it’s becoming too predictable and boring. Whereaswith Youtube the variety is vast and forever expanding. I believe Youtube is the way forward in terms of what we watch, and by 2020 more people will be signing into Youtube on a daily basis than they will turn on their T.V.

Bibliography

Baer, J. (no date) Why content is fire and social media is gasoline. Available at: http://www.convinceandconvert.com/content-marketing/why-content-is-fire-and-social-media-is-gasoline/ (Accessed: 25 November 2015).
Huateng and Coelho, P. (no date) Facebook quotes. QuotesGram. Available at: http://quotesgram.com/facebook-quotes/#SeKQTyi1Ak (Accessed: 25 November 2015).
Is YouTube the new television? (no date) Available at: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3591cb26-6abf-11e4-a038-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3JVr2XUZE (Accessed: 25 November 2015).
Kupferberg, A. (2015) Infographic: Really cool facts about Snapchat. Available at: http://www.didit.com/infographic-really-cool-facts-about-snapchat/ (Accessed: 25 November 2015).
Optimus 5 search – image – facts about youtube (no date) Available at: http://optimus5.com/index.php?page=search/images&search=facts+about+youtube&type=images (Accessed: 25 November 2015).
Citations, Quotes & Annotations
Baer, J. (no date) Why content is fire and social media is gasoline. Available at: http://www.convinceandconvert.com/content-marketing/why-content-is-fire-and-social-media-is-gasoline/ (Accessed: 25 November 2015).
(Baer, no date)
Huateng and Coelho, P. (no date) Facebook quotes. QuotesGram. Available at: http://quotesgram.com/facebook-quotes/#SeKQTyi1Ak (Accessed: 25 November 2015).
(Huateng and Coelho, no date)
Is YouTube the new television? (no date) Available at: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3591cb26-6abf-11e4-a038-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3JVr2XUZE (Accessed: 25 November 2015).
(Is YouTube the new television?, no date)
Kupferberg, A. (2015) Infographic: Really cool facts about Snapchat. Available at: http://www.didit.com/infographic-really-cool-facts-about-snapchat/ (Accessed: 25 November 2015).
(Kupferberg, 2015)
Optimus 5 search – image – facts about youtube (no date) Available at: http://optimus5.com/index.php?page=search/images&search=facts+about+youtube&type=images (Accessed: 25 November 2015).
(Optimus 5 search – image – facts about youtube, no date)

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