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09 December 2013 @ 12:57 pm
the most popular thing i’ve ever said on twitter  

“Dear all news sites ever: just shut up the fricking videos and give me words. I read a fuckload faster than you talk.”

Seriously, it’s been directly retweeted hundreds of times and tweeted-with-commentary hundreds more (I dunno how to do the cool things that tell you exactly how many RTs something has had). How utterly bizarre.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on December 9th, 2013 12:32 pm (UTC)
Apparently you hit a nerve :-)
irishkateirishkate on December 9th, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
And for god's sake stop the autoplaying videos!

But - yup!
Geek of Weird Shit: vengeancegows on December 9th, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
Gods, yes!

Especially when they're *impossible* to find in some dumb-ass sidebar full of ads!
Dreamshadowmorgie on December 9th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
Agree, agree, agree.
dejladejla on December 9th, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
It's a wonderful idea! No wonder it's retweeted.

I have an addendum -- when I turn on the radio, I want music on a music station. With occasional traffic and weather. I don't need people joking around and wasting time that could have been spent on music.
angela_n_hunt on December 9th, 2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
OMG, I thought I was alone in that. I freaking *hate* the video only news bits. They make me crazy.
T. Revst_rev on December 9th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
The most RTed thing I ever wrote was http://favstar.fm/users/St_Rev/status/375659416680267777. In retrospect this is not surprising, but irks me because the tweet is so awkwardly written.
deliiriadeliiria on December 9th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
aberwyn on December 9th, 2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
Wow, do I ever agree with you! I really resent those videos with intriguing headlines -- and not another word of text.
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on December 9th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
I wish they would put some kind of video icon in the taglines for the articles.. because, you have to wait for the vid to load, which they then give you advertising on before the real video... sigh... I just close the frickin window and move on.
Herefoxherefox on December 9th, 2013 10:40 pm (UTC)
I miss more news because it starts to pop up a video and I can't be bothered to watch it.
philippos42 on December 9th, 2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
A large duckburger_eater on December 10th, 2013 12:37 am (UTC)
Aberdeenaberdeen on December 10th, 2013 03:51 am (UTC)

People give me tons of links. My news sites give me tons of links. They're all for videos, and even if I had the bandwidth and time to watch them, that's not what I want to do.
And. Frankly. I have neither the bandwidth nor the time.