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Do you like "Multimedia" talking head type videos?

  • Yes - prefer to view videos of people talking

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Yorkshire Blue

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Am I just being curmudgeonly in disliking the new look cricinfo web-site with its "multimedia" focus?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not at all against highlight reels showing actual sporting action appearing on web-sites, or illustrating written articles with photographs, diagrams and the like.

It's the talking heads I can't stand. Why have a video when you could impart that same information to me quicker in the form of a written article? Not only do you read quicker than people talk, but it's easier to concentrate on reading rather than listening to the audio and watching some vaguely related graphics at the same time. It also loads quicker, uses less bandwidth and is less likely to cause issues on my pc/phone.

Do people actually prefer these videos?

Is it a generational thing?
 
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