From Web-Based Video Services to Live Local News Feeds

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Dec 9, 2014
Video-based social media is a widely expanding sector. It's no longer enough for people to look at photos and text updates; they want to see things in motion, too. Major social networks like Facebook and Instagram have adopted video into their original format to compete with upcoming networks like Vine and Snapchat.

Lesser-known examples include Ideapod, a visual platform that attempts to encourage conversation and spark debate through pictures and videos. Similarly, the Davaii app allows users to upload videos that center around events they find meaningful, in an attempt to diversify people's newsfeeds.

Other platforms focus less on generating discussion through video, and actually facilitating face-to-face contact through video messages. Examples include Skype for Web, the Rinbw app, which functions much like Snapchat, and the video-conversation app DIVE.