Seeing is believing, but what if no one is really watching?
So do you know the thing about Internet video? It’s lies.
Seriously, whatever they tell you about videos on the Internet is lies.
So when someone tells you that their work involves Internet video, you can remind yourself that their work involves lies. Don’t say it out loud though, because the people who work with Internet video have done a very good job convincing themselves that actual people watch the things they make, and actual people actually want to watch the things they make, and any shattering of that illusion is disturbing to them. (This is only true of the “storytelling” types — the people who are all about selling Internet video and making sure their videos are seen across multiple platforms know what they’re doing is all constructed around mendacity, and they long ago sold any part of a soul that would get offended, so you can totally bring it up with them, but they will probably chide you for your naiveté, while checking their gigantic bank balance on their watch that is also a phone.)
Anyway, why do I keep mentioning Internet video and the massive foundation of falsehood upon which it rests? Oh, no reason.
Anyway, I have to run, but let me remind you of this before I go: Internet video is lies. I feel sorry for the robots who actually watch it.