I was recently watching a video on a website and got a little frustrated by the fact that the video kept stopping to load.

I thought this was strange, especially in this day and age. I thought it shouldn’t be the site, must be my connection.

So, to test it out I went to YouTube, but the videos loaded just fine.

Back on the original website the video was still having problems and the site owners decided to host the video themselves.

I can think of reasons to do this, mostly staying away from the YouTube trolling and attacks or connections that are made with other videos that you don’t want to have made.  However, these guys were clearly not set up to handle the load of delivering the video.

The rest of their site loaded fast enough, but a video takes a lot more work to deliver (have you ever loaded a video from your camera onto your desktop.  Notice how big that file is?).

Being married to a man who knows a lot about this, I know a little bit and for the most part think this company is just trying to count their pennies in the wrong place and host on a cheap platform.

What they don’t realize is someone like me is going to look at it and view the entire company based on the one fact that their videos loading sucked.

So, because of the poor quality, I decided that the company wasn’t professional enough and away I went to another website to spend my money with someone else.

Moral of the story: your presence on the web is your biggest public relations tool, don’t make it look bad.

–AE

ABOUT THE MORTALS OF QUESTAVOLTA

We are not nerds and while we occasionally understand a small part of what the founders and technical guys are talking about (mostly they explain stuff in terms of cakes and pies), we are all Internet users. We thought it would be fun to share some of our own ideas and views amongst the more technical stuff the boys are going to put up here.