I hate video for video's sake

Davocrat

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#1
Mainly I run into this on The Hill. I like The Hill for very timely news on goings on in Washington. But I'm sitting there reading a decent short article on a topic and all of a sudden I'm interrupted by a narrator who sounds like they came from the high school film strip factory. The visuals aren't especially interesting and I'M ALREADY READING what the dry-as-dust presenter is articulating verbatim. So I have to stop and turn off the video viewer.

Can't we just have some news sites where you READ?

I mean, even CNN. Yes it's a TV network, but so much of its online video is repetitive "carp" and I'd really just prefer to read in silence.

End of "harrumph."
 

StanStill

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#3
Thought this was going to be about FaceTime et al. I get that on or around Christmas, people who can't be there in person get a Facetime call. I'm fine with that. What I didn't expect was that people would start using it while walking down the street, or in a restaurant, or wherever. So the people who use speakerphone in public places have upped their game to include video. Great.
 
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Davocrat

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#4
"Back in MY day..."

"You kids get off my lawn!"
Yeah, right. "Back in YOUR day"—like the past five-ten years—video was GOOD. The stuff on The Hill is like what you see on your local 24-hour cable news channel, only with an intern or a print reporter reading it like some amateur FROM "my day."
 
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Yeah, right. "Back in YOUR day"—like the past five-ten years—video was GOOD. The stuff on The Hill is like what you see on your local 24-hour cable news channel, only with an intern or a print reporter reading it like some amateur FROM "my day."
A picture is worth a thousand words.

Lotsa people are too lazy to read.

They'll watch a video, but won't read hardly anything.
 
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You meant, "They will hardly read anything."
Correct, they won't read anything when they can watch a video.

When I was growing up, I read all the time.

Kids growing up today don't have the time.

They got phones, video games, hundreds of TV channels...all that good sthuff...