Media & Entertainment (173)
Downtime speed read
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Why it matters
Whilst the app promotes authors, it also caters to consumers by tailoring media to their everyday needs. Is this a new trend whereby TV show lengths may be reduced to 15 minutes or where movies will need to include intermissions for today’s time-poor audiences? Are there other services or products that would be better suited to consumers if they took into account time restraints?
More and more news and information sources are turning to infographics to display complex data in a simple, visual way. Infographics have become one of the most ‘dugg’ types of content on Digg.com, meaning people don’t just want to get information this way, they want to share it. This infographic from engadget.com displays a recap of the days stories by time and level of interest based on comments.
YouTube launched a digital campaign to promote itself with a series of short video episodes. The aim was to convince brands to consider YouTube in their communication strategy. They created an interactive tool to explain the potential of the channel.