I love this site, but some of the DIY video people make me feel like I have entered the equivalent of the house-flipping phase of the late 1990's. All of the house flipping shows were geared to the DIY and all subsequent versions of these shows were trying to outdo each other with the latest quicker, cheaper, easier methods for the weekend carpenter. Who has the most clever hack??
What is significant about hacks under 90 seconds?
It only took a few seconds to smear chap stick on a filter/lens, so I am going to assume that these "hacks" are for those who do not have time to prep a better hack than smearing Chapstick, BUT, are geared for those that have enough time to go to the store to buy Chapstick?
Basically, I feel like these "hacks" were created for the sole purpose of having "hacks" that can be created in under 90 seconds, BUT if someone were able to find just a few more minutes, they could "out hack these hacks" fairly easy. In sum, if MacGyver were on a game show, and he only had 90 seconds to film a dream sequence, the Chapstick smear will come in handy. I wish they would keep in mind that we can all find an afternoon to create a "hack." I am sure a more complicated hack will take more than 90 seconds to describe and review for the viewer, so are we creating hacks for the sole purpose of fitting into a 90 second spot? I believe the Chapstick "hack" is actually doing the viewer a disservice, and this line can be crossed very easily when you are trying to find the most clever way of achieving a task with the least amount of time and money, especially if kids watch the videos.
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