I’ll Have 1,000 Words

It happened again. I followed a Tweet to a blog post promising some information that I’ve been looking for and found something I’ve come to dread: a video embedded where I expected text.

Clever shorts can be entertaining and informative. Slideshows or video tutorials with voiceover can be effective as well. However it is boring to watch an ordinary-looking person wearing no makeup sitting in an ordinary-looking home office talking at the camera for five minutes or more. Even worse, being subjected to a long Powerpoint slideshow that the blog author reads verbatim.

What’s wrong with just sharing a few written paragraphs? Am I just old-fashioned?

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