Conversation Media - What it is and How it came to be
Let's talk about the evolution of Conversation First
Humans have wanted to tell their tales for as long as we have lived. From cave paintings that date back 64,000 years to Emoji’s, we have come a long way, or Have we circled back just with a touch of technology? Either way, communication will continue to evolve with technology.
The way we communicate today would have been thought of as science fiction 50 years ago or maybe stories of witchcraft 200 years ago, and science fiction today may be the future’s reality. Who’s to say we won’t be able to use an electronic version of telepathy, believe it or not, technology has already laid the groundwork for such communication to be achieved by humans sooner than you might think.
And then texting came along...
When texting started, at first, there was a lot of room left for misunderstanding. This was because texting didn’t let us understand the tone or emotions of the other person. People don’t just communicate through words we communicate with our hands, the way we smile, and with our eyes as well. When people felt like they were unable to communicate properly they knew that this handy tool called texting should be jazzed up a bit.
People started getting creative started creating emoticons, ; ), wink face, to express humor, or friendly teasing. The wait from emoticons to emoji was not too long. Emoji completed the digital communication by adding emotions into plain text. Today 92% of total people chatting online use emojis.
But as I said communication will always evolve with technology. And now along with emoji’s we have stickers and GIFs that can carry our emotions even better. GIFs started as a way of displaying still images but are now synonyms with short looping videos. The way we use GIFs in our everyday texts today is because of platforms like Giphy.
Let me give you an example, you know that little girl in “Despicable me” a GIF of her saying “pretty please” got really popular. Next time you want to request something from a friend try sending it. I am sure no one can say no to those big eyes of that little girl.
All these things have led us to - Conversation Media - the visual form of online conversations - from stickers and gifs to emojis that have made our conversation expressive and entertaining. Platforms like Bobble AI and Holler are pioneers leading us into this evolved medium of conversation.
Bobble AI’s smartphone keyboards bring a more evolved version of communication, with its brilliant AI and prediction algorithms. With over 100k+ Stickers and GIFs, it has a never-ending well of fun that you can always fetch from.
But that’s not it for conversation media, it also includes customization. Humans love themselves more than anything else that’s why we find a way to survive the hardest times. Conversation media in addition to GIFs and emoticons also includes customizable stickers and avatars. With platforms like Snapchat, we have seen animated avatars with various templates that users can share with their friends.
Conversation media includes any and everything that makes our conversations entertaining and this includes people’s current infatuation with customization. Conversation media will also evolve with technology, and with it will evolve the quality of customization, ease of communication, and the level of entertainment it will provide.
Apps like Zmoji, Bobble AI, and Mirror will follow the path paved by Apps like Snapchat so that Conversation media evolves in the best way possible.