Dear internet, please stop making videos to tell me things that could be adequately explained in one paragraph of text.
@mike But then the poor dears wouldn't get any ad impressions <pout>
Or sometimes: a screenshot.
I regret making this video
@ben you right evil bastard.
@ben my main regret is that it's taken me this long to work back through my notifications to get to this!
@ben @mike @pertho
I think this bullshit only exists because facebook faked stats of interactions with videos, so content producers were lead to believe that videos get more clicks/eyballs/whatever than texts. Of course fucking idiots blindly believed facebooks stats and started producing this annoying shit, even though everyone hates it :-/
Right? Please! Or at least skip the intro and just explain the thing, then follow up with who the heck you are cuz by then we’ll probably care more anyway.
@mike Yeah but what about :
- Making a video to say this statement
- Uploading it on Youtube
- Complaining about YT's Content ID because the video was "striked" because some copyrighted material when the cat meowed in the video
@mike Most people that would click on the video wouldn't bother to read the paragraph, though.
@mike Hell yeah. I can not bare those video tutorials anymore. Text! We want text!
Especially where the video contains more than one line of text shown on screen that I might feasibly desire to copy and paste.
@mike Same goes for TED talks. Just give us the slides and skip the 45 minutes walking around the stage reading them out to us.
@mike This is my personal preference too, but every time I do usertesting, I am reminded that many people understand a lot better from seeing something done. Also, if you don't know the lay of the land nor the jargon, having a video explain how a procedure works can be essential. And sometimes it's an accessiblity issue as well, like for people with lower literacy or certain cognitive problems. And I do agree there's a lot of terrible, superfluous, clickbait video's out there.
@mike [30 second animated title sequence] "What's up guys, so today I thought I'd talk about how to boil water, but before we get started I want to remind you to like and subscribe if you find it helpful, it really helps my channel out, thanks. Oh and uh, I've got links to all this stuff I use in this video in the description section so you can buy it if you need to..."
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