The internet and its content are changing the way we think. First MTV, and now You Tube and Instagram have demonstrated that a picture, or better yet - a video, is worth a thousand words, and that we like them better than words. Think emojis. Pictures and videos convey at a glance, and often entirely without the necessity of words, what would otherwise take long to describe, decipher and understand. Words are a go-between to conveying content. Words are less direct because we need to use comparisons, descriptions, metaphors - and then we're still not sure our audience is on the same page we're on.
Think about how easy it is to understand a cooking technique or how to repair something by watching a video rather than having to read through a lengthy and cumbersome description of the process. I remember the inch-plus thick Windows manuals in the early days of computers. Nowadays nobody would read through the lengthy explanations of such instruction books any longer, you look it up on You Tube. Quick and easy.
This whole development is quite revolutionary because it changes the way we communicate. We communicate more directly and faster this way, with less room for interpretation. Is our consciousness changing, is the way our minds function shifting? Will we eventually communicate via telepathy?