Imagine a future when the mobile internet is ten times faster than today, and therefore uploading video messages via the mobile web would be fast. Imagine your phone being equipped with a video camera that allowed you to shoot a 30 second video, while adding your own spoken work to the video file as you record.
Imagine what Facebook and Uber Twitter would look like in that future. Amazing.
Currently you can of course upload videos, but the sound is usually pretty dire unless you record in a quiet place. By adding a mic that allows you to direct your voice straight into your handset, the experience would be massively improved. By allowing people to add a voiceover to video, you enhance the creative possibilities and give birth to a billion film-makers around the world.
Rather than Tweeting or updating a Facebook status with text messages, you could be so much more creative and shoot a little video for your friends and family to see.
It could be angst-filled video showing the sea of orange signs all reading ‘delayed’ with your commentary on the pain your feeling. It could be introducing a new life … hello world, this is my beautiful baby Charlotte who was born at 7am this morning weighing a super-healthy 11lb … it could be a video showing two pairs of shoes in a shop, with your voice explaining your dilemma and asking for advice on which ones to buy.
The functionality could also give rise to citizen journalism, where people all over the world report on events that they witness in real time. Anything from the traffic accident that has brought Tottenham Court Road to a standstill to a bomb threat. Real time news, from real people in Real Player!
The possibilities are endless.
All we need is a fairly simple tweak to the functionality of smart-phones and a quicker mobile internet before this would be mainstream, but surely this functionality will play a significant part in the future of social media and video on mobile?