I see today that you've redesigned your home page at CNN.com with a new "emphasis on video." Thanks! Not because I like this idea, rather, I hate it. But I say thanks because you've finally given me a reason to stop looking at your site altogether.
If I wanted to watch news, I'd watch it on TV. On the internet, I want to read news. Even on your old page, you often had news articles that were available only as video, with no written article to go along with it. In those cases, I simply went to Google News and read the story from some other news site.
Add this video craziness of yours to the list of things I already didn't like about you:
- your obsession with Twitter, Facebook, the iPhone, and stupid buzzwords like "blogosphere" and "twitterverse"
- idiots on staff such as Wolf Blitzer
- racists on staff such as Lou Dobbs
- baselessly judging and demonizing criminal suspects
- lame-ass "iReports"
- news anchors who don't even know what they're talking about (or give a damn)
So, thanks for the site update. Now I no longer feel compelled to visit your site at all. You used to have a prime spot on my bookmarks toolbar -- right between Google and HWA. Now you're ... not on there at all. Well done.
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Judging from your nice list there, it seems it took you a while to finally make this last step!
Although i agree, i am finding more and more news items on sites being videos, and i do not like that. For one you can't just quickly scan the article to get the gist - you are forced to watch (and they are always really lame too), and of course the whole waste of bandwidth.
I don't like this whole switch to video this video that, unless of course its you know what, in which case it has to be video