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Monday, February 12, 2007

Noisy blogs

There are a growing number of blogs that feature videos on their home page. While I think video is great and have done my share of surfing video sharing sites, I get annoyed when blogs play a video when I arrive to the site. I'm often listening to music on my computer when I'm surfing, so when I get to a blog that automatically rolls a video, I get distracting noise blaring in my headphones. I have to find where on the page the video window is and then stop it, assuming a Stop button is even present. Why can't bloggers who put videos on their blogs let the readers choose to start them if they want to??


Blogger Michael K. Willis said...

Excellent points. Blogs that play video and/or music as soon as you open them can be annoying (like you I most often play music while blog I'm doing right this moment) or even startling (if I'm surfing in wee hours of a sleepless night in an otherwise quiet house :-)

1:29 PM  
Blogger ally said...

i agree, too. i already play music through my computer and sometimes, jumping into a blog is a noisy and not always pleasing surprise.

i think everyone knows enough coding to get what they want on their site, but not enough to create buttons to stop the noise.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Endlessmix said...

I have a similar post about this, except for it being about music. I hated when visiting myspace that random music and videos would pop up and interloop, creating an atom bomb of audio death.

8:35 PM  

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