Opinion: The power and pitfalls of a video essay void

The evolution from written to visual content has cultivated a popular medium

Video essays have become increasingly popular in today’s world and have had a significant influence on various aspects of society, particularly in the realm of media and communication.

The average user on YouTube spends an average of 24 hours a month watching videos. As such, content posted to YouTube has had a resonating effect on its viewers and content creators have centered on making their content as easily digestible as possible.

Their ability to educate and entertain, encourage critical thinking and facilitate learning makes them a valuable educational tool.