Digital Lab Blog, Mobile
First it was platforms such as Twitter and Facebook that empowered the average Joe to share thoughts, opinions, status updates and virtually anything else that came to his mind to the world around him anytime he wanted. Now the phenomenon known as lifestreaming – essentially the continuous streaming of content reflecting one’s life as it happens – is taking a visual turn. Relatively new photosharing applications are capitalizing on the overlapping forces of mobile and social to provide novel new ways for people to capture and share the unique visual experiences of their lives as they happen. Instagram and Picplz have taken the lead in this space and early signs show a promising future for both.