There is finally enough online content to replace cable television with free and premium on demand video from the internet. A little bit of Netiquette is involved. You have to be SMART.
SMART is an acronym that does not only apply to your telephone. SMART applies to everything internet because it is a reference to the Information Age economy. It stands for, Self Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Technology (SMART). Network programming is stupid because Networks make content decisions for you. It takes the 'S' out of SMART.
Video On Demand (VOD) is SMART because it relies on user input to determine what to watch and when. VOD is SMART. Cable television service provides video channels with content programmed for maximum advertising revenue. Revenue maximization by a network is against the self interest of subscribers.
I cut the cord on cable television many years ago because I was fed up with the content I was being forced to consume. Networks are teaching people who feel left out to commit acts of violence. Minorities are shown as violent in news, video, and film. Nerds and Muslims go on homicidal rages in the news. I stopped watching television all together and planned to make Netiquette.
Make no mistake, I blame the media in the USA for cultural violence because they teach it. The education system is leaving people out while the media is including them in a violent education. Black on black crime is crime by itself. Showing it disproportionately encourages it.
Video in America teaches people left out of the main stream to be violent criminals. Blacks are one example. We need more movies like Revenge of The Nerds rather than urban warfare re-enactments.
My call to action is to cut the cord. No more cable or network television. Watch and share video with a positive message. It is alright to laugh. Comedy is fun.
The choice of content is up to the viewer on these networks. Each of these networks has non-violent categories of video. CBS has a lot of reality television shows that depict participants over coming obstacles. Redbox is a VOD service for DVD's that can be picked up at local kiosks.
In conclusion, the Information Age is changing consumption from mass marketing to SMART. Television networks are becoming groups of people who provide each other recommendations for good VOD content. This type of television consumption is exactly as the words Television Network are defined In Real Life, IRL.
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