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Consider the environmental and economic cost of video autoplay. https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2014/06/02/berkeley-lab-study-highlights-growing-energy-impact-of-internet-video-streaming/
Think about all the good reasons to stop video autoplay. (1) your customers don't like it. (2) it's bad for the planet (3) unnecessary energy cost at your data center, both to send the bits and to cool the electronic hardware (4) autoplay increases wear and tear on your electronic hardware and increases maintenance costs. (5) autoplay requires you to have faster and higher bandwidth hardware, which is more costly.Anonymous supported this idea ·Anonymous commented
Not only is this VERY annoying, but it uses valuable bandwidth and data. Also, it uses energy. There have been reports in the news about the digital demands on the electric grid. The widespread autoplay of videos only adds to this environmental and economic problem. Yahoo stop this practice if you are serious about being a good corporate citizen.