I feel like I start out a lot of my TFT's by saying: Today's TFT is simple.
In order to carry on that tradition: Today's TFT is simple.
No really, it is.
No really, it is.
Here is the deal, I'm curious. My thoughts apply to different types of media.
Let's say you are having a lazy evening; you're at home watching TV [your favorite sitcom, sports, a movie on cable, etc.] live, nothing recorded on DVR and a commercial comes on; do you change the channel or do you sit though them? Now granted you'd ffwd. right through anything if you were on DVR, but when it's live you have options.
Here is my thing, I sit through commercials. I wold rather watch them then take a chance in missing something that I'm watching, especially because sitcoms and movies have a story line and sports... well, you just can't miss part of the game due to channel surfing!
I'm finding that a lot of people I know are big time channel surfers.
As mentioned above, this applies to different media; let's talk radio. It's funny... most people listen to CD's or iPods now-a-days, I don't even know if this will apply.
So, you're listening to the radio, let's go... your favorite morning talk show... they take a break from talking to play some ads for you... do you change the station right away or do you deal with it so you don't miss the segment coming up?
Me? I wait it out. I just don't care enough to change the station. I listen to the KQ Morning Show, and there really is no point in my listening to some other show for 5 minutes during commercial breaks. I don't know the people so what's the point.
Now... radio during the day, if a commercial comes on I may be more inclined to change the station. You have a much better chance of finding music you like while they have their break.
It doesn't bother me when people do it... I just don't get it because I don't.
I'm also curious if you people find that channel surfing tends to be a male vs. female thing. Does one sex do it more than the other?
It's kind of a silly topic - but what do you do?!
So... Thoughts for Thursday: Do you channel surf? Why or why not? Do you know people who do? Does it bother you if people do? Do you think channel surfing is a battle of the sexes? Any other thoughts or opinions on the topic?
IF anyone posts a TFT today, I'll link it here (seems TFT is falling by the wayside)