Aww, crud! VodPod and its WordPress widget was so simple to use, but now all my videos have migrated to Lockerz and it is much more complicated. Vodpod was about video collections and Lockerz looks like it’s about…I don’t know…shopping? I certainly see a lot of girly stuff – clothing, fashion, hair and nails, art and adolescent/twenty-something self-absorption with being trendy and cool. I don’t want to shop or earn “PTZ” and I am sooo indifferent to impressing people! I wouldn’t go back to that state of mind for all the money in the world. Seriously! (But that’s fodder for another post.)
Whatever it is supposed to be, I find it very distracting for it has very little to do with simply collecting videos for sharing – it’s a real conceptual stretch to connect the two and the environment is even more busy and annoying than YouTube. I wanted simplicity, and this is the opposite. Yes, they actually do have a way to get to my videos, but I must navigate the maze of consumerism to get these, which I simply do not want to do.
So, since Lockerz does things very differently than Vodpod, and for the sake of simplicity, I have removed the widget from my blog, never to return, and have embedded the related videos in each post and will do that from now on.