Sunday, January 10, 2010

Click me once & click me twice & click me once again...

If I were to have to estimate how many times I hit refresh while Youtube "processes" my video... I would lie to you. Cause it's a lot. More than is probably healthy. Not every time though- no, not every time. Sometimes I'll go make a cup of coffee, or fold some laundry, or work on my JN rice crispy treat sculpture... but it's in the back of my head the whole time & when I get back to the computer, it's bad. I refuse to accept that it has reloaded the page the first 2 or 3 times I click it... then after that it's just obsession.

I don't trust Youtube... it's done me wrong too many times. Videos uploading with mysterious problems- no audio, glitches & freezes, total blackouts of sections. Sometimes you'll think you've posted something private but when you check "my videos" it's listed as public. Youtube is a moody little kid that only plays along when it feels like it.

I'll also admit that for the first few hours a video is up, I'm a bit obsessed with checking my comments. I don't think it matters how many subscribers you have, or how many videos you've posted- it's always a bit scary letting it go out there into the big wide interwebz. I think we're all waiting for that Carrie moment. I *need* those first few comments- that reassurance... even if it is a comment from my mom. After that, I can let it go... put down the "Youtube crack pipe" as it were.

And in my defense- if processing didn't take so farking long I wouldn't have time to click that many times.

4 comments:

Mugambismonkey said...

This post makes me wonder if all YouTube users are as insane as I am. Hmm, I know exactly what you're talking about, Adelle. Scary!

deach said...

Here's my take on YouTube - Fuck you YouTube!

Will Deuel said...

But Deach, isn't that your take on pretty much everything?

DeG said...

I'm guilty of this big time. I upload all my vids as private, and keep refreshing until the "video is still being processed, quality may improve" (whatever) message goes away, then I make it public. Then I hover waiting for Adelle to show me love, then cry myself to sleep when she doesn't, then like a month later she leaves a commment, and I'm like whatever, 'bout time! OK, I made up everything after the word "public" just to be funny, but I do frequently get yelled at and threatened with intervention for checking for comments first thing when I wake up in the morning. :-)

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