Video killed the radio star, but who’s going to kill video? In which I spend a lot of words talking about how I hate video the media format.
I'm not a content creator on social outside my personal life, but as a consumer of content I detest most video beyond cute animal videos. And shaky cameras make me nauseous, too!
I look for learning content videos with transcripts I can read rather than watch, or the capacity to watch at 1.5+ speed. If neither is available, I'm usually moving on without that content.
Overall, video feels to me like too much, too fast - which is how our information & tech culture feels all the time, honestly.
Big same! Especially that feeling that I am supposed to put my face in front of the camera when I just don't want to. I'm resisting the switch from photo to video for as long as I can.
Occasionally I get drawn into the reel-hole and an hour of hairstyle hacks, puppy rescues, car crashes, comedy bits, and heavily filtered humans lip-synching things that other people have said will pass before I even realize that I am stuck and have added nothing meaningful to my brainscape. However, one of those reel-holes led to Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson doing a Tortilla Challenge and I have zero regrets about that one.
I struggle with video and adapting to new media formats (like what am I going to make a reel about?!!?) so thank you for voicing this!