This just occurred to us the other day. Think about it: What new media platform has emerged this year?
It’s remarkable because of the talk about social media domination, the breaking down of entry barriers, the immense opportunity available to one-(wo)man media armies, the expansion of value yada yada yada.
But if anything, that has all led to a closure in the space rather than an expansion.
Last year, or the year before, brought us Instablog9ja, AmbodeObserver, SubDeliveryMan, TheTrailerJamShow, Zikoko, EatDrinkLagos, even Bobrisky.
This year has brought us… precisely nothing. No new platforms on web or social. No new sexy brands. No oft-predicted video platforms. The same old guys who have always been winning keep winning – LIB moving fully into television and video, Premium Times and Sahara Reporters cleaning up donor funding, Pulse climbing up in numbers, Instablog and FunnyAfricanPics galloping on in growth, AsoEbiBella spreading its wings.
It’s weird, isn’t it?
Yeah, very weird.