Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Rich Media Embedding & the Future of Frictionless Content Manipulation

On my last blog post, I talked about DIY social networking and frictionless interfaces. The above video is an example of how easy it is in BuddyPress to manage rich media content for users. The functionality makes Facebook seem archaic, but not everyone will want to set up their own site, so Facebook isn't going away any time soon. This should be of interest to organizations who can create their own SNS sites such as this, which could be integrated into their presence elsewhere {e.g., Facebook}.

What I envision in the future are more and more powerful features that allow the manipulation of content. The cropping of images for thumbnails and avatars is the tip of the iceberg. I see simple sound and video editors being incorporated into interfaces allowing for the creation of mashups and an online culture of sharing, repurposing, and remixing. I also see a great potential for the increased functionality in mobile on smartphones, allowing for content to be created, shared, remixed on the go.

Song::  DJ Shadow-'Building Steam with a Grain of Sand'

Twitterversion:: Video of rich media embedding on the BuddyPress platform. DIY social networking foreshadowing mashup culture potential. @Prof_K

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