The death of the written word continues apace, as a Facebook exec predicted the site would probably be all video within the next five years.

Speaking at Fortune s Most Powerful Women International Summit, Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook s vice president for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, pointed out that video has taken off more quickly than anyone imagined.

That said, whoever is genuinely surprised by that maybe wasn t on the internet when almost a million people watched a watermelon being blown up.

In contrast, the amount of text posted on the site is going down, fuelling everyone s hand-wringing fears over impending illiteracy.

On the one hand, the idea of Facebook as all-video or, worse, fancy live-streaming site should strike fear into everyone s heart.

Mark Zuckerberg hosted his first Facebook Q yesterday and was forced to deny important allegations that he is a secret lizard person.

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