Ever pushing the visual boundaries, YouTube is now hosting their first online literary journal, dubbed Shape of a Box.
Basically, the forum takes the sort of videos people normally upload onto YouTube and collects them in an anthology form. The question is: why didn’t someone think of this before? Online zines have been featuring videos with text for years now.
Prediction: other social media will follow with their own onsite zines — Facebook, MySpace, even Twitter. Seems inevitable.
Yet it is also an example of mind out there thinking creatively, to bring content to cyberspace in innovative ways.