Thursday, 8 January 2009
Rise of Online Video
New data from comScore released this week shows a 34% increase of online video consumption by U.S. Internet users over the past year. During November 2008 a total of 12.7 billion online videos were viewed in the US. From this we can observe an accelerating trend of large numbers watching streamed video on the web and on handheld devices like iPhones and iPods. This is apparently across the age groups. How will this affect libraries? Surely it creates an opening for us to use these devices for IL delivery?