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Why you think the majority of Hubbers are not using the video feature?

  1. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    Why you think the majority of Hubbers are not using the video feature?

    I do not see many videos on Hubs.  The ones I do see are not really good quality.  Some of them skip, and the sound is distorted.  I find them to be distracting to the written word.

  2. wonderwriter11 profile image61
    wonderwriter11posted 5 years ago

    I think videos are only necessary to get one's point across. If the video doesn't reinforce the Hubber's Hub then why add it?

  3. pagesvoice profile image86
    pagesvoiceposted 5 years ago

    I agree with you Mary. I too am not an advocate for videos. HubPages is a writing site and certainly not YouTube. I would much rather read an article and quite frankly, have never clicked on a video within a Hub. My feeling is if I want to watch a video I'll turn on TV.

  4. Volitans profile image85
    Volitansposted 5 years ago

    It's harder to find properly-licensed videos, for one thing. I don't know that most of the videos used on HubPages really should be used; I don't think the standard YouTube license allows for sharing on places like HubPages (I'd happily be proven wrong, of course).

    But video is distracting as well. If I'm browsing on the Internet, I'm not in the mood to watch a video. If I want to watch a video, I'll go to YouTube and find videos there. If I'm in the mood to read, though, I'm on HubPages or CNN or anywhere else... and when I'm in that mood I don't want to watch a video. It breaks my train of thought and forces me to do nothing but pay attention to the video.

    1. thranax profile image52
      thranaxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The point of putting a video in a Hub could be to promote the video. You can search for "Dogs running" on youtube and return thousands of videos, if the hubber wants you to see just one putting on an article makes sense.

  5. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 5 years ago

    Videos take more work to create then written words. You need a camera, an idea, you have to set up conditions, and then finally in the end you need to take the time to edit it and upload it. Thats why most people don't use videos.

    Videos are to enhance points, not be distracting. Many good reasons for videos exists from anything showing you "how to" and for anything that can't be written. What if I was explaining to you how to make a basic body in 3Ds Max, I will of course write a bit about it and write down key steps but no way can I write out perfectly how to make that body in a way the end user will understand it. Seeing it themselves they can often figure it out once its shown to them. Same goes for cooking, sewing techniques, graphic design work, how to set up programs on a computer/use them, and many other reasons. Some are used in reviews of products or shows aswell. So there are many reasons to use the video feature and to include videos in a hub.

    ~thranax~

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  I've seen a few very good videos in "recipes" .  A young man made a volcano cake with a video,  and another where  the Hubber had her  two children actually make the dish while she explained what they were doing.

 
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