A couple days ago I wrote that Youtube’s hour per minute upload stats essentially squashed Alex Ljung’s “sound will be bigger than video” prediction.
That’s until I saw SoundCloud’s latest Lab’s creation called Storywheel.
Storywheel integrates SoundCloud and Instagram, allowing users to tell a story through photos.
Here’s my first attempt: http://storywheel.cc/bombtune/my-daily-nyc-walk
Now the facts.
- Photos are more engaging pieces of content than video.
- Photos tell a thousand words and take no more than three seconds to like.
- Video still requires attention and is stuck in the weird world of flash and HTML 5.
- Most Internet videos you’re willing to watch are professionally made. Most amateur videos go unseen unless they’re viral or shared by someone in your social network.
Electronic devices will be voice controlled in a couple years. People will get used to talking again.
The reemergence of sound plus the ever growing popularity of filtered photos creates a whole new space for audience engagement.
After all, isn’t video just a fast aggregation of photos and sound?