This morning, I heard a broadcast radio discussion on the future of television .
First off – the host made the assumption that cable television is some sort of necessity. Wow, if that’s the case – we’re living in the age of abundance.
Second off – I’m listening to this on the radio.
Isn’t that kinda like BP discussing the future of rail?
In my household, chances are there’s a Facebook window open more often than a TV is on or a radio is on.
Facebook is compelling for all the reasons TV wants to be. Unfortunately – TV has a lot more work to do to make me care about characters. My Facebook (and I’m sure yours as well) is already filled with people I actually care about. People that impact my daily life directly – outside of Facebook.
The gulf between the stories, concerns, and issues my people and those broadcast TV, radio, or newspaper are publishing is wide, and growing.
I haven’t even mentioned Facebook’s video support yet. 🙂
Update: Then there’s the bit about considering maintaining Facebook activity a part-time job in the same way TV is. 🙂