Visual networking refers to an emerging class of user applications that combine digital video and social networking capabilities. It is based upon the premise that visual literacy, "the ability to interpret, negotiate and make meaning from information presented in the form of a moving image," is a powerful force in how humans communicate, entertain and learn. The duality of visual networking - subsuming entertainment and communications, professional and personal content, video and other digital media, data networks and social networks to create immersive experiences, when, where and how the user wants it. These applications have changed video content from long-form movies and broadcast television programming to a database of segments or "clips," and social network annotations. And the generation and distribution of content takes on a new dimension with Web 2.0 applications - participatory social-networks or communities that facilitate interactive creativity, collaboration and sharing between users.
Read more about Visual Networking: History of Visual Networking, Broadband Video Takes Off, Social Networking Meets Video, Transition From Search To Discovery, Early Examples of Visual Networking, Other Visual Networking Applications, See Also, External Links
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