Entertainment To Be Created Within Collaborative Peer Groups
"Circular Entertainment," identified by Nokia as a result of a global study into the future of entertainment, predicts that up to a quarter of the entertainment consumed by people by 2012 will have been created, edited and shared within their peer circle rather than coming out of traditional media groups.
The study, "A Glimpse of the Next Episode" by The Future Laboratory, combines views from industry leading figures with Nokia's research from a sample of 900 million consumers around the world to construct a global picture of what it believes entertainment will look like over the next five years.
Mark Selby, Vice President, Multimedia, Nokia, said "... the trends we are seeing show us that people will have a genuine desire not only to create and share their own content, but also to remix it, mash it up and pass it on within their peer groups - a form of collaborative social media."
This circular sharing is described in the report like this:
The content keeps circulating between friends, and becomes part of the group's entertainment."
Tom Savigar, Trends Director at The Future Laboratory, says "Consumers are increasingly demanding their entertainment be truly immersive..."
Of the 9,000 consumers surveyed:
The research identified four key driving trends;
More information about the study can be found here.