Thursday, September 20, 2007

youtube

I love YouTube.

I visit YouTube frequently—perhaps too frequently. I am thankful to all the people who upload the videos that I enjoy watching.

I don't own a television. I made a conscious decision to do without one when I moved to Toronto. In fact, when I moved to Toronto I had already more-or-less stopped watching TV for over a year. I found that TV sucked up too much of my free time, and was a poor substitute for what my body was really craving whenever I sat down in front of the boob tube: i.e. sleep, rest, relaxation or meditation.

But after being TV-less in Toronto for several months, I accidentally discovered how much "TV" I could watch online.

I like the interactive aspect of YouTube (as opposed to the mindless randomness of channel-surfing); I like being able to search, find and select what I'm watching.

It's just as hard to tear oneself from the flashing screen, though.

Hmm.

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