Why online video is a big deal for the Internet’s future
More than half of Americans have a smartphone, and the app-driven social networking sites have been booming.
But while there is much excitement about mobile video, many of those are also the new frontiers in the digital entertainment landscape.
Here are five reasons why mobile video is here to stay.
You don’t need a computer to watch video.
In the early days of online video, most people relied on their phones to capture and share their moments.
Now, people can capture and stream their lives through a variety of devices, from tablets to smart TVs to the Internet of Things.
More people are using smartphones than ever.
According to Pew Research, smartphone usage has grown by more than 20 percent per year over the past three years, from 8.6 percent of adults in 2014 to 17.9 percent in 2018.
The majority of people say they use their phones for video purposes.
This is no accident, says Brian S. Johnson, an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mobile video has become more popular in recent years.
For the past two years, online video viewership has grown more than sevenfold, according to research firm GfK.
In 2016, more than 14 million Americans watched a video on YouTube.
By 2018, the number of people watching videos on YouTube had increased more than 15,000 percent.
There’s more than one way to watch a video.
YouTube has hundreds of thousands of videos to choose from, but it also has thousands of video producers and creators.
The company has begun to add more content to its platform, but many of these videos have a wide array of genres, genres, and content types.
It’s a bit like creating a podcast, says Jeff Jarvis, a professor of media studies at Ohio State University.
“You can have a story, or you can have an intimate conversation, or a documentary,” he says.
You can watch your favorite video on the go.
As of 2018, almost 4 million American adults were using a smartphone to watch videos on the Internet, according the Pew Research Center.
This includes mobile devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, or iPhone 5S.
But the mobile app market is also exploding.
According the research firm Nielsen, app sales in 2018 surpassed smartphone sales.
More than 40 percent of apps were available on mobile devices, up from 18 percent in 2016.
And more apps are popping up on platforms like Roku and Apple TV.
The possibilities are endless.
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