The future of video is increasingly in the hands of digital publishers and online platforms.
And with it, video has become a central element in many families’ lives, with millions of children playing and watching the content they love online.
But the question of what happens to video content after it’s been created has long been a hotly debated issue in the U.S. And it’s no secret that some people argue that there’s a “digital divide” in the country.
But a new study released Thursday by the Center for Digital Democracy says there’s an even bigger divide between the people and companies that own the content.
The Center for Data Democracy’s study, “The Digital Divide: How the Future of Content Is Being Created,” found that Americans own a small percentage of video content.
But, the study says, that number has grown significantly in recent years.
For example, in 2016, only 0.5% of all video on YouTube was owned by a single company.
By 2017, that had risen to almost 7%.
That’s up from 4.2% in 2015.
And, the Center says, “overwhelmingly, this digital content is owned by consumers, companies, and large media companies.”
And in terms of the types of content that we produce, the report finds that most of it is still owned by individuals.
The most popular types of videos on YouTube were produced by the family.
But the report says that, for the most part, those videos are made with a friend, family member, or friend-of-a-friend.
But, the new report argues, this is changing.
The study points out that this “digital content is increasingly being created by a handful of companies,” and that “there is a significant shift in the types and quantity of content being produced.”
As we become increasingly connected online, the researchers argue, we’re becoming less and less interested in our own content.
And the “big companies” have become the “new generation of media.”
In fact, the most popular kind of video produced by a company on YouTube in 2016 was produced by “a small group of people, including the video creators themselves,” the report found.
And these videos are “almost exclusively produced by friends or family members of the creators,” according to the study.
The researchers say that there are a lot of companies that are creating content that’s aimed at young audiences, and that the digital divide is one of the reasons.
“The new generation of video creators and the old generation of creators, the digital gap is increasingly becoming a divide,” said Kristin Brossard, the director of digital media for the Center.
“There’s a real gap in the kinds of content we produce.
And there’s no way to be certain what is being created and what isn’t.”
The Center says it’s working with a variety of groups to address this issue, from consumer groups to the technology companies to the government.
But for now, it’s hoping that this report will help “help educate the public about the realities of what the future of digital content looks like,” said Brossar.
“We think that the next generation of content producers and content creators, when they’re able to work with the government, the content creators who are willing to step into the digital space and start working with the governments, will start to see how important this is.”