This blog and the ability to link videos is made possible by strides in technology that fall under the rubric of Web 2.0.
The implications of this new media on news, information, communication, education is yet to be fully realized.
Scholars in digital media education point to the telegraph as the first revolution in communication. It took some time for the culture to assimilate the technology. Similarly, we are just on the cusp of a shift with Web 2.0.
The video below is an excellent use of images and sound to explain the historical evolution of text to the present Web 2.0. Enjoy.