On 11 April 2018 at 20:21, Ethan Dicks <ethan.di...@gmail.com> wrote: > > I totally agree. I read faster than most people talk and I retain > more information. I'd much rather read 1,000 words than watch a 3 > minute video.
Strongly agreed. > Not surprising given how many generations have now grown up watching > TV as their major input mode. :-( > Yes. People can ramble into a mobile phone and upload to YouTube but > actually _writing_ the same process... not everyone is a writer. Worse still, Youtube has commercialised this. The _only_ instructions I could find anywhere for rooting my smartphone and installing a new ROM were a Russian language Youtube video, some 30min long. I don't speak Russian, but thankfully, he had subtitled it in English. But people make many such vids, with bolted-on title sequences and rambling "hi guys, welcome, thanks for watching" intros, partly because that's all they know how to do, and partly because they hope to get lots of people to watch it all and thus get a kickback from Google for the revenue from the embedded ads. 99.9% won't of course, but a few get rich doing it: PewDePie etc. And 99.9% of them are later exposed as racists, anti-semites etc. What a shock, etc. Wannabe "models" are doing the same on Instagram -- underweight teen women making a good living from posting a lot of pics of themselves in their underwear or swimwear, and so on. A few later "come out" as suffering from anorexia etc. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/nov/03/instagram-star-essena-oneill-quits-2d-life-to-reveal-true-story-behind-images Most don't, but they set horribly unrealistic standards of appearance for young women, etc. -- Liam Proven • Profile: https://about.me/liamproven Email: lpro...@cix.co.uk • Google Mail/Hangouts/Plus: lpro...@gmail.com Twitter/Facebook/Flickr: lproven • Skype/LinkedIn: liamproven UK: +44 7939-087884 • ČR (+ WhatsApp/Telegram/Signal): +420 702 829 053