Just think of a time when there are programs that aren’t exclusively distributed via one or the other medium, but both mediums in tandem. Right now, there are “web series” and there are “television series.” At some point there will be simply “series” and people will need to make sure that they are watching on both TV and the web to get the full effect.
“America, do you want to see what happens next to [insert character here]? Just go to [insert series website here] to find out.”
I have gotta start doing full write ups on these ideas!
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.