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Are 'Stories' Emerging As Dominant Media Format?

The Atlantic’s Ian Bogost suggests that Stories -- already familiar to users of Snapchat and Instagram -- may ultimately emerge as the dominant media format. “It’s a collection of images and short videos, with optional overlays and effects, that a user can add to over time, but which disappears after 24 hours,” he writes. “Like them or hate them, Stories might be the first true smartphone media format.”

 

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