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Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus
fallenpegasus
Videos and fans
Two observations:

YouTube / Google Video / MySpace Video can be an infinite time sink.

Most "professional" music videos suck, and are better made by fans.

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Current Music: (Cascada) Every Time We Touch (Torch Version)

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roseembolism From: roseembolism Date: April 5th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Youtube had me hooked the first time I saw the "Urban Ninja" vid, and recognized the mall he was doing some of his stunts in.

The only thing I've found to be a bigger eater of time than Youtube is the "Create a Motivational Poster" thread on rpg.net. For similar reasons, really.

mauser From: mauser Date: April 5th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Try YouTube on Dial-up....

...and all your friends on LJ keep linking to the damned thing....
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: April 5th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sort of thing is why I have the FlashBlock plugin installed. Any Flash applet doesn't download. Instead I get a grey square where it wants to go, with a big "play" button on it. If I press that button, *then* the Flash downloads and runs.
mauser From: mauser Date: April 5th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
LJ actually has a setting for that too, Video Placeholders IIRC.

It's not that the videos load. For me they don't anyway, it's just that if my friends linked to them, they must be worth SEEING, so it takes half an hour or more to get them.R
From: neocuriosity Date: April 6th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Amen brothah.
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