Check out the numbers in this excerpt from a Commentisfree report on the Edinburgh television festival last weekend.
On the eve of the festival, with consummate timing, Ofcom released its Communications Market Report – a study that reads like a pre-recorded obituary of the television industry. In 338 pages of close-set type, Ofcom lays out how much, and how quickly, the media is changing. Every day, it reports, 542 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube, equivalent to 22 television channels broadcasting continuously. In addition, 3.74 million photographs are uploaded to Flickr, and 1,845 new articles are added to Wikipedia – equal to about 22 UK broadsheets’ worth.
In the words of Bob Dylan Times, they are a’changing