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Do You Like Video News Stories or Written News Stories?

When you're surfing on the net and see a story that catches your eye, do you get upset when you click it only to be brought to a video story instead of a written one? While I think video can add to it, I still prefer to read the story instead of watch some report on it. I'm OK with the ones that have the written story and the video story, at least there you are given a choice, but there are times when quiet is needed and clicking on a link and then having a video disturb that quiet is annoying. I don't know, maybe I'm being a baby about it, but I think if they feel the need to have the video, we should have the choice to read the story also. What about you? Do you like video stories or do you still prefer reading the written word, even on the net?

I prefer video stories

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

I prefer written stories

6 votes / 85% 6 votes / 85 %

It doesnt really matter to me

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

It depends please explain

1 votes / 14% 1 votes / 14 %
This poll has received 7 vote(s) so far.

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arthurchappell wrote on January 19, 2015, 9:30 AM

written stories for me easier to check details and share with others too

Kat- wrote on January 19, 2015, 9:36 AM

Same with me, there are times when I think a video can be added as an addition, but not the whole thing, it just seems to lose something, maybe I'm just old fashioned.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 19, 2015, 10:18 AM

I prefer written stories because I can scan for the significant details and get what I need from the article much more efficiently.

Kat- wrote on January 19, 2015, 10:23 AM

That's true. It also helps if you go back to it you can scan it like you said to find what you wanted instead of having to "watch" a whole video again.

UK_Writer wrote on January 19, 2015, 10:30 AM

Definitely written stories - I don't often/usually have speakers connected to my PC - and when they are connected they're left off until I specifically want to hear something, which is rare. Also, often, I've a slow Internet speed and videos spend too long buffering.

Kat- wrote on January 19, 2015, 11:32 AM

Good point about the buffering. My PC doesn't have speakers, so if it is a video only story I have to grab my headphones. And if I'm on my phone or tablet, I don't want to disturb others with the noise of the video either.

GemOfAGirl wrote on January 19, 2015, 2:00 PM

Clicking on a news story that I'm expecting to read, only to find myself waiting for a video to load up is just annoying and frustrating. I'm sometimes up in the middle of the night, and my computer desk is on a wall that I share with a next door neighbor who has kids who sleep through the night, and if I haven't turned down the volume after the last time I used my computer, I'm risking annoying my neighbors with a too-loud story on their children's bedroom wall at 2 o'clock in the morning. Plus, it sometimes takes longer to load onto my screen than a written story.

Porcospino wrote on January 19, 2015, 3:07 PM

I prefer written news stories. I usually have a quick look at the story and then I decide if I want to read the details or not. I am not able to do the same thing if I have to watch a video. If I miss some of the details it is easier to find those details in a written story and I don't have to watch the entire video again.

Kat- wrote on January 19, 2015, 5:14 PM

Exactly! I'm glad there are others out there that feel the same way. Not that I don't enjoy a video story, I just prefer the written word.

Kat- wrote on January 19, 2015, 5:15 PM

Good points and I agree. There are times I've clicked on a story only to find it not to be what I thought and had no interest in reading.

Soonerdad3 wrote on January 19, 2015, 8:03 PM

I definitely get frustrated when I find a story that peaks my interest online and click on the link only to find a video. I don't keep my headphones handy so I can listen to video, I would much prefer a written story.

Kat- wrote on January 20, 2015, 7:12 AM

Same here, not that I don't mind watching video stories, but I prefer written ones.

Kat- wrote on January 20, 2015, 10:46 AM

You have a point there, kind of drives home the slogan "you've got to see it to believe it".