The Future of Digital Content


While I consider myself a writer at heart, I’ve made the majority of my living as a content strategist/editorial “whisperer.” Lately, I’ve been on the lookout for a great newsletter/site that passes along what content looks like in the (not so) distant future. I’ve created or managed content for mobile, web, TV, radio, games, and even print, so I've learned how important it is to keep evolving with both technology and humans who crave it. Well, I couldn’t really find what I was looking for, so I made one. And here's the first one I sent to everyone on my email list (sign up here). You’ll also see some funny stuff I come across because I just can’t help myself.

This is where digital content is headed ...

HBO is making a $300 million bet on 'holographic content' with John Stewart John Stewart calls the new virtuality reality tech, "amazing." If content gods are betting holographic content, who are we to tell them they’re wrong? This is both insane and fascinating. Is this the next content platform you need to start thinking about?

The dude behind HBO’s virtual reality bet (with a killer bad-guy beard) thinks these new glasses could replace the movie theater Part two of our story: Leave it to eye glasses to deliver us the future. Are you sure you want to be fully immersed in a Game of Thrones episode? Could get gross.

Bill Simmons finally launches 'The Ringer' The man every old sportswriter hates that basically showed our generation you could write without kissing butt in a newsroom for 20 years has launched his post-ESPN writing home. On Medium. So, is this the future of publishing? Publishing on platforms that you don’t control? One thing feels very familiar (ESPN): the Miller Lite logo directly under the logo in the header. Less filling.

And this is the best thing I’ve read all year

We Gave Bill Murray a Ride to the Airport Outgoing Esquire editor-in-chief David Granger’s “exit interview” with Bill Murray is revealing and full of wisdom from the funniest man of any generation.

Bill: If you're answering the call of someone else—someone other than yourself—you might be missing the opportunity of a lifetime.

(Image by Matthew Grapengieser CC-BY-2.0.)