This multimedia internet has been gaining on the text-based internet for years. But last year, the story accelerated sharply, and now audio and video are unstoppable. The most influential communicators online once worked on web pages and blogs. They’re now making podcasts, Netflix shows, propaganda memes, Instagram and YouTube channels, and apps like HQ Trivia.
These advances are all about cameras, microphones, your voice, your ears and your eyes.
Together, they’re all sending us the same message: Welcome to the post-text future.