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The use of videos on DJ

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By Johnny Summerton
Posted Apr 25, 2012 in Internet
I love the fact that it's so easy to include a video as part of a story; the way in which it can add life to text, in the same way a photograph can, is something I appreciate.
But what I've noticed on DJ is that there seems to be a trend (I might be wrong) towards using a video someone else has made and uploaded to another site such as YouTube or a local/national/broadcaster as the basis for the whole story.
They're more often than not "sensational" stories guaranteed to pull in viewers, likes and therefore a little dosh for the contributor, but quite frankly I cannot see much merit in being told in the text exactly what I can hear or see in the video.
Of course it might be different if the video were available only in a foreign language, or some historical/political/economic/social context needed to be explained.
Sadly that's not the case in "Goldfish eats shark" (no it didn't exist, but I wouldn't be surprised if it appeared shortly) type videos posted as "news" when, as far as I'm concerned they should be blogs (but that's just my opinion).
Shouldn't videos and text be complementary rather than repetitive?
Any thoughts?

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