When asked last week what the future of social media is, I had answered – long-for story telling. I explained that people are getting tired of lists and are beginning to seek deeper, more meaningful content. New content platforms are beginning to sprout that is enabling long form publishing; Medium, Twitter, Facebook Notes, et al.
Writers too are getting tired of curation. As a personal development, growth for them comes in the form of writing opinions and experience based editorials. Signs point in that direction. Anthony Bourdain thinks the same way too.
Everybody else has lists, people love lists, but deep storytelling … I think we travel differently now, and what we look for in reading before we travel is wildly different [than in past years],” he said. “I don’t want a list of the best hotels or restaurants. I want to be set in a place where you get a real sense of what kind of place is what.