I have always found it difficult to watch videos on YouTube. Somehow my body is ok with spending hours on the couch, but a few minutes on YouTube pushes me to insanity.
I think this has something to do with the Muppet Babies and Saturday morning cartoons. Which makes me wonder if the younger, internet-generations have this problem.
Maybe it’s just a conditioning thing. Having spent so many decades on the couch we just aren’t used to internet TV.
Though, some numbers from a popular smartphone app, Read It Later, show that video on the internet is booming:
In the past year alone, video saves using Read It Later have grown by 138 percent, and YouTube is now the No. 1 most-saved domain in all of Read It Later.
We’re also seeing new evidence that our app is helping people consume longer video than what’s been traditionally embraced on the web: In an analysis of Read It Later’s top 1,000 saved videos, the median length was nearly 30 minutes.
Of course, with 68 percent of videos saved under 5 minutes, short-form still rules…users love to save everything from music videos to animation, movie trailers, news clips and more.
News, movies, and music videos…sounds a lot like what TV was like in the good-old days (the 1980s).