We are wasting our lives selecting what to stream

menuYes, we are spending stupid amounts of time making our “choice,” and we’re not even bothering to check the “New to Netflix” (Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.) menu.

The upshot? Thousands of choices and we’re still letting Big Network/Streaming service pick FOR us. Just like the 70s, only now they’re using algorithms to “anticipate” what we want to see next, which is what jumps on screen before the credits of the last thing we watched have passed.

So…This is why I review Netflix releases aplenty, and Amazon on occasion, and HBO. Because all this “choice” is overloading us all. And lots of what they’re creating or picking up on the cheap to steam — documentaries, et al — are crap.

Via Deadline.com and A.C. Nielsen.
“Streaming Overload? Nielsen Report Finds Average Viewer Takes 7 Minutes To Pick What To Watch; Just One-Third Bother To Check Menu” https://t.co/P6c5IutZ0m https://t.co/J5lftjmyj4 https://twitter.com/DEADLINE/status/1145634547779829760?s=17

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