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What's that phenomenon, theory, or "rule" that says that the first so many seconds of an online video are useless, so you may as well not watch them?
May 2, 2012 6:06 AM   Subscribe

Seen here before, unable to locate now... What's that phenomenon, theory, or "rule" that says that the first so many seconds of an online video are useless, so you may as well not watch them?

I think it was named after the guy who came up with the idea and that there was actually (methinks) a Youtube playback parameter that skipped just the right amount of time.
posted by bricksNmortar to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Wadsworth Constant
posted by allen.spaulding at 6:07 AM on May 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-wadsworth-constant
posted by Perplexity at 6:09 AM on May 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


If you focus on the video (for example, by clicking on it), and then press the 3 key you will skip to 30% through the video.
posted by grouse at 6:19 AM on May 2, 2012 [3 favorites]


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