Social media’s visual future

By David Warwick, Technology Spectator:

An image is worth 1,000 words and in the context of social media, where posts are commonly limited to short sentences, saying so much so quickly is always bound to have great appeal. While the likes of Instagram and Pinterest have shown the market the real value of merging social with mobile, this is just the beginning. The next step in this journey could be all about video.

Facebook, still the flagship of social media platforms, was born to share visual content with friends. People setting up their Facebook accounts never got very far with making connections without a personal image. The same held true for Twitter, LinkedIN and most other social media platforms, where profile images were important to encourage social connection and the sharing of images enriched the social media experience… Read more

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