Social Media meets Virtual Reality
“Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.”
That’s what social media czar Mr. Zuckerberg wrote after Facebook acquired the virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion in 2014. Now let your imagination run wild. Facebook has already begun moving Oculus technology into its 360 Video. If you haven’t heard of their 360 video check it out. The unique videos, similar to YouTube 360, allow users to move through videos from different angles, as if you were the camera, on both web and mobile devices.
Prepare to see more interactive videos in 2016 as publishers and even brands catch up with the technology and begin creating more and more. Furthermore, Oculus VR has an app called Oculus Social Alpha. Imagine watching a movie at the theatre in real-time with other users. Neat huh!?