What’s the deal with mobile video?

For MCDM Com 597 – Post 1:

I am in the minority it seems in that I don’t understand the value of mobile video.   I love web videos and enjoy them on my laptop, however, on the mobile phone there are just too many limitations and it feels too intrusive or burdensome on people around me.  Why would you watch a video on your small phone display with loud sound that is necessary to really enjoy a video, when you could watch it somewhere on a larger laptop screen? 

Potentially this would be advantageous when you wanted to see a video immediately or remotely.  However, I find in these situations, I’m generally around a bunch of people who probably don’t want to hear the videos.  Yes, I know you can plug in your ear phones and that intrusion goes away, but I just see the negatives outweighing the positives generally in these situations.  I really am a more visual person, and that is probably why I can’t deal.  Bah humbug.   

This is about the scale I need to absorb video


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2 thoughts on “What’s the deal with mobile video?

  1. Kelly McIvor January 22, 2010 at 5:01 am Reply

    I tend to agree here. The expense and complexity of mobile video in our culture just doesn’t add up. Other cultures, Korea for example, full length videos are relatively popular. This may have to do with home-computing availability and commuting habits.

  2. seattlekungfoolery January 22, 2010 at 6:11 am Reply

    Check out my post about what a mobile veteran says is coming next (Posted 1-20-2010)… pull out screens. This pretty much makes this post even more moot than it was. Just wanted “you” to know that I admit mistakes. I think I might be falling in love with “you.”

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