Watch all about it!
September 13, 2008
More and more, the online versions of newspapers and news networks are telling their stories in video rather than text. It’s annoying. If I wanted to watch the news at someone else’s speed, I’d watch TV. When I can read a story, I can glance at it and get gist of it. Or I can scroll to the end of it to get the conclusion. The singular advantage of text is I’m in control of the speed, and the way, I consume it.
Naturally, video has many more advantages to the broadcaster – for instance, they can place an ad in front of the video story and force viewers to watch it. But like most people, when I’m forced to do something I rarely do it.