Saturday, October 19, 2013
Pictures as lingua franca of the internet
A question is raised in a symposium…
A: Those are all word-based languages. But a lot of messages exchanged are now still images or video clips. The files are no longer just TXT but include anything delivered in JPEG or MP4.
Voice-overSergey Brin while wearing Google Glass received a text message asking what he was doing. He sent a picture taken as seen through his glasses. He replied to the text message by sending a picture. As the number of graphic images sent by messaging increase, and the number of text-based messages decrease, is language exchange changing? Are some stories reverting to images?