Here is the crazy thing, Instagram launched approximately 6 months ago and has taken over the picturing sharing market on twitter. 6 Months people, that is craziness. I read a tweet today proclaiming that it could be the next facebook.
SocialCam could be the next big thing or it could be as big as Path (if you do not know what Path is then you just proved my point, and if you do you understand what I am talking about).
No matter what the future holds I have some ideas as to the potential of SocialCam:
1. Video Blogging In 14o Characters
Twitter is teaching the rules on straight and to the point. You have to have that elevator pitch, 140 character idea type mindset right now to stand out above the noise. Videos are slowly starting to follow this idea, but they are still a bit behind. I will be honest with you, I stop watching videos after about a minute. I do not know why, I get bored, distracted, or just plain do not care. Figuring out a way to shorten videos down to be precise and to the point but also entertaining could be huge. I think SocialCam could help with that process. Forcing to get behind the 140 characters or less idea, you could follow the 1:40 time or less and video blog away.
2. Capture Moments With Friends
A cool feature that SocialCam sports is the ability to tag friends. Much like facebook picture tagging, this is the ability to shoot a video with some friends and then tagging them so they know it has been posted as well as putting it into their profile. I will be honest with you, I have uploaded 1 photo to facebook, 99% of all photos I have on facebook are because someone tagged me. It makes my life a lot easier.
3. See What Others Are Doing
This has to be the obvious “duh” moment. But in all reality this gives another way to stay connected with friends, family, and other professionals in your field. I have seen several worship leaders adapt to this new app and use it to review their services, set-list, and what they have going on at their church. I think this app will be a great way to continue to niche out your community and stay connected to others who are doing the exact same things you are. It provides context for what they are talking about by being able to see their surroundings, environment and even their faces.
The potential of SocialCam is undefined and undetermined. But I think it is trending up and with the speed that Instagram went from being a little picture app sharing service to a way of life for many, SocialCam could be the “next big thing”.
I would love to hear what you think about all of this. I know I am constantly trying to find new ways to communicate and stay in touch.