I’m seriously considering just abandoning video production altogether, since I know for a fact I will never produce anything as good as this:
In the twenty fours hours in question, I used four different filtering systems, and utilized a feature in one of them that I’d never utilized before. First, I watched a number of videos from my YouTube subscription box. The system tracked the activity of the various creators on YouTube I follow, and puts them in their individual boxes on the front page. So whenever I want to see what they’ve uploaded, I just head to the main page and check for new videos.
The Blistered Thumbs website contains a number of series from various people who create videos for the site. And each regular producer has their own tabs for their shows. All I need to do is use the drop down menues and find the producer I want. Then I just go through the list of videos from newest to oldest.
Going to a Blogger.com site, standard layouts use a date-based directory of blog posts. I used that to search through the blog posts for specific content.
Speaking of Google, I used the search function extensively. But in addition to doing the search and looking through the results, I utilized the “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature to go straight to the first available result. I’ve never used that before. And I can easily see where such a thing could be dubious, being that I have no way of knowing what page it would take me to. That it brought me to a relavent page is a moot point.
It must be stated first and foremost that there were instances during the writing of the High Distraction summary that I was forced to leave in the middle of writing and run a small errand that could not be ignored or postponed. Because of this, I will not include these as part of the analysis, save that it was distracting indeed.
Besides that, during my writing of the aforementioned High Distraction summary, I included among the distractions music unrelated even to the subject matter, which could have been made exactly appropriete given that the subject was a music album. Additionally, I turned on the television to watch some sindicated television. And I turned on some internet videos and watched them periodically. Not to mention in between all that I spent time also tweeting my thoughts at the time. As I suspected would happen, it took me a long protrocted time to complete the summary, and it was only loosely organized. I also think I could have learned significantly more about the subject matter at hand had I taken the time to read the bulk of the article.
Conversely, the Low Distraction summary had me exiting out of all tabs in my browsers save wordpress, the wikipedia article itself, and the page on CopyVillain describing the assignment. And naturally, I learned and retained a great deal more knowledge, made the summary far more organized, and completed it far faster.