Digital content has been a game changer on a lot of things. No longer do you have to stand in line at a physical store on “New Release Tuesday” – now you can just click a button and download a digital copy of your favorite movie or album, or better yet you can just stream it. But that has led to a few problems – it takes a lot more energy to consume streaming music than it does to play a record or a CD, and that’s just for starters. One of the biggest complaints about the new streaming/leasing economy is that you no longer own a physical copy of your digital content, which means that if your content provider goes out of business or if you lose access to the Internet you no longer own that digital content. But most people are willing to take the chance for the convenience of digital content.
The average person spends about six hours a week watching online videos, but even that number is growing. There is so much digital content out there it would take one person 60,000 years to watch every video on YouTube, and videos are being added so fast that by the time you finish watching one video 1000 more have already been added.
Learn more about the history and future of digital content from this infographic!