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(CNN)   Study finds that online viewers will cancel a slow loading video after two seconds, but will sit and wait for hours as long as the video is labeled 'wardrobe malfunction'   (cnn.com) divider line 16
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2012-11-15 09:25:06 AM
4 votes:
I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.
2012-11-15 12:41:02 PM
3 votes:

PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


I hate news videos. Fark that shiat. I can skim an article in 10 seconds and glean the important details, but if I watch a news video about it, I have to sit through a 30 second commercial, then the newscasters bantering, then let them slowly crap out the story with unnecessary drama. I drop it and go google a written article on the same topic as well.
2012-11-15 09:32:57 AM
3 votes:

PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


I like videos when I'm looking to watch a video, I'll even deal with ads on youtube. But autoplaying videos, especially with sound, when I'm not looking for them? Fark you.
2012-11-15 01:33:38 PM
2 votes:
It's not just impatience, it's that the delay is open-ended. If a video hasn't loaded in 10 seconds it may well not load in 60, or at all.
2012-11-15 01:29:51 PM
2 votes:
This is why Google kicked ass from the start. It wasn't the "amazing algorithm." In the dialup era, Google loaded much, much faster than any other search engine out there.

/Back in the day, it was all about how fast a site loaded up. And about wearing the right onions on the belt, of course.
2012-11-15 03:01:03 PM
1 votes:
2 seconds sounds about right. And what's with 30-second commercials? 100% close tab for me.

15 seconds for internet commercials is fine you need them, but 30 seconds?

I remember life before the world wide interweb, and then dial up, as many of you do, and I'll be damned at this point to tolerate anything but lightning-fast. Slow-loading sites and videos can bite my hairy yellow butt.

The ad agency I work at does all sorts of behind the scenes data crunching to make sure what we do is built correctly and loads quickly. I expect nothing less from the sites I go to and the pron I secretly watch at home.
2012-11-15 02:38:07 PM
1 votes:
The Advertising Whisperers are grooming the population for increasing ad yokes.

All is for sale including you.

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1.
device used to consume merchandise and generate monies for their pushers.
2012-11-15 01:50:18 PM
1 votes:

PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


Probably because you learned to read a few decades ago. Text is the superior medium for most news. Even when they include a clip I want to watch, it's 5 minutes of jabber and 10 seconds of the thing I want to see
2012-11-15 01:50:05 PM
1 votes:

MrEricSir: cgraves67: I hate news videos. Fark that shiat. I can skim an article in 10 seconds and glean the important details, but if I watch a news video about it, I have to sit through a 30 second commercial, then the newscasters bantering, then let them slowly crap out the story with unnecessary drama. I drop it and go google a written article on the same topic as well.

^ THIS.

News in video format is about as offensive as Microsoft Bob in terms of being talked down to. Believe it or not, news companies, most people on the internet can read just fine.


And a three minute news vid piece, preceded by a minute commercial, takes 20 sec to read.
2012-11-15 01:36:08 PM
1 votes:

cgraves67: I hate news videos. Fark that shiat. I can skim an article in 10 seconds and glean the important details, but if I watch a news video about it, I have to sit through a 30 second commercial, then the newscasters bantering, then let them slowly crap out the story with unnecessary drama. I drop it and go google a written article on the same topic as well.


^ THIS.

News in video format is about as offensive as Microsoft Bob in terms of being talked down to. Believe it or not, news companies, most people on the internet can read just fine.
2012-11-15 01:35:55 PM
1 votes:
Lately youtube has been very slow and glitchy anyway. What i dont get is how some videos in full hd load faster than cats filmed with cellphones
2012-11-15 01:22:57 PM
1 votes:

PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


Yeah I always look for a transcript or an alternate source like you said. It's far quicker to read, and you can do a word search as well if you're looking for something specific.
2012-11-15 12:45:51 PM
1 votes:

cgraves67: PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.

I hate news videos. Fark that shiat. I can skim an article in 10 seconds and glean the important details, but if I watch a news video about it, I have to sit through a 30 second commercial, then the newscasters bantering, then let them slowly crap out the story with unnecessary drama. I drop it and go google a written article on the same topic as well.


This. I can get through content a lot faster reading than I can waiting for the idiot news anchor to read it of the teleprompter.
2012-11-15 12:45:18 PM
1 votes:

PainInTheASP: I don't know why but I absolutely HATE videos on the internet and I always have. If one of the news sites has an interesting report that is a video, I will go to Google and search out a non-video link rather than watch it. And autoplay videos embedded in more traditional text-based articles? They can suck the sweat off my balls before I will let them play out.


The worst part? Not only must everything be multimedia, but the ISPs (both for mobile and standard providers) are getting increasingly stingy with bandwidth and even if you have an "unlimited" plan, they'll throttle you if you fall out parameters they define.

Something has to give.
2012-11-15 09:12:10 AM
1 votes:
I think I give it a lot more time because I still remember keeping a book at my computer desk to read while web pages were loading.
2012-11-15 09:03:40 AM
1 votes:
The commercials at the beginning always work.
 
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