said 5 months, 1 week ago:
@kristi-hines Kristi, there is a MASS of running complaints about this bright, glaring white space issue. From an educational perspective, it is HORRIBLE and teachers will NOT like this because it flies in the face of what years of research has shown to be conducive to and supportive of everyone’s ability to learn.
For me, I have a slight bit of astigmatism and am a bit far-sighted, so there’s always a strain on my eyes where bright lights make everything difficult to read and trigger muscle weakness, headaches, and migraines that can put me in bed for days.
So I have to be careful NOT to go playing around on a bright website too often and actually click away fast when I know it will affect me negatively.
My thinking on what YouTube has done is that they probably have advertising plans for all that white space. If not, eventually they’ll get a huge backlash from teachers, as well as businesses, who understand such things. I’m crossing my fingers they get the message soon, but fortunately for me I’ve found ways to adapt to their white-out debacle.
But if you have a big screen… OMG… it looks atrocious! Like something a five-year old would have done. And definitely something to fire someone over!
But generally speaking, most of YouTube’s changes can be compared to coming home one day and finding ALL your furniture has been removed from your home by one group and moved back in by another group… meaning everything’s in a different place, hard to find, difficult to use, and now half your power cords, plugins, and “fixes” don’t work anymore. Generally, a HUGE pain in the butt, but in time you will recover… until your home gets ransacked again by YouTube again, lol.