The digital era evolves over and over again in a small space of time. T’s like play dough that is moulded into one thing, deconstructs itself, and then moulds itself into something else. In all of the constant change that is experienced, there are some websites that keep their original use. And, at the same time there are those that still exist but have become defunct in their dying online presence.
YouTube started off as a platform to display videos about things that were not very important, family videos and funny videos with cats chasing strings. It has transformed into a media hub, where each person can transmit their own frequency via their personal channel. This has not stumped the television industry, but may do just that in years to come. The channel even provides a video showing the process of the creation of bamboo flooring tiles.
With regard to this you can go onto Wikipedia and look up what bamboo flooring entails, when it was created, how it was made, why it was made and where it is manufactured. This began as small encyclopedia that was created by volunteers. It has grown into a powerhouse of information that is regulated by professionals. Research has proven that Wikipedia is more accurate than any of the book encyclopedias that exist.
Google has gone from being a competitor amoung Yahoo, Ask Jeeves and Hotmail, to the only search engine that people use. The site has revolutionized society to the extent that people speak about Googling something, not searching for it online. It’s mail section has gone from being just an email provide to filling the needs of chatting and video calling online, to promoting businesses and advertising for big companies.
Its competitors cannot measure up to the innovation of the site. It’s probably considered to be the most creative out there, because they use their logo to celebrate a special day in history. They create a video or an artwork and work it into the logo, making it a source of interest each and every day.
On a smaller scale, What’s Your Sign, has provided the meaning and symbolism that animals and insects provide. This website started off with just a few connections to the symbolic meanings it provided, but as users requested the symbols for all kinds of different creatures, the owner would write a neatly laid out and understandable article about them.
These sites have used the Internet’s potential to create a solid platform from which information is provided. There are even more, as these continue to grow.