This is something that really bugs me – when I am looking around on news sites (CNN, Canoe, whatever) and I click on a headline to see what is behind it. Then I get a video – generally with little to no textual summary. While video is a wonderful medium, a lot of the time I have no interest in watching a video. I can find out what I want to know in an article by scanning the text in 10-20 seconds. On the other hand, if there is video I generally have to sit through 20-30 seconds of advertising, and then 2-3 minutes of content to find out the little bit of information I want.
So please, news sites, stop wasting my time!