I was recently trying to create a graphic that meant "video" and went to YouTube to get a screen shot of the greyed out screen with ugly play triangle embedded in the middle.
Imagine my surprise when I couldn't find one. They all seem to be gone. The most I could find was a discrete blue arrow in the lower left corner.
The "go arrow" used to mean "this is a video, click here to view." Now everything is assumed to be a video. It is evidence for Mashable's predictions for what the web will look like in the near future (http://tinyurl.com/ybpl5jf)
1. Accessible anywhere.
2. Not focused on the computer.
3. Media-centric (text will become "minor component of our web experience.")
4. Largest area will be social media.
The "near future" is here.