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YouTube adds Audio Preview

3:33 pm on Oct 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator travelin_cat is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Now you can hear your comments read aloud to you and decide if they are worthy...

Not sure how much this will affect the signal-to-noise ratio in the comments section, but it is interesting.

To find the the new preview, click on "Post a Text Comment" and the "Audio Preview" button is the first one on the left.

6:19 am on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

The audio preview is horrible. Not enough delay between words. My comments are well thought out, but they sound moronic when I use Audio Preview.

BTW, I'm not sure if this was just a coincidence, but a week or so ago the popular web-comic "xkcd" published a strip about writing a virus to force people to listen to their comments on YT before posting in hopes of weeding out the "moronic" comments. :)

3:31 pm on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I noticed this yesterday. I'm not sure what value this adds. People add comments on forums and blogs all the time without the need to test if they are worthy posts.

//I wish I could audio preview this post to see if it's worthy :)

11:41 pm on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

Perhaps hearing your computer boomerang the nasty words back in your face might give you an idea of how they might sound to other people, thus giving you a moment of reconsideration and second thought. It's anger management. I don't know, really; I am not worthy.

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