Reading Time | 3 Minutes
When you have 3 kids six and under, then there is likely a chance that YouTube for Kids isn’t far from being a daily part of your life — whether 30 minutes, the whole day, or somewhere in between that expansive time range.
This given morning as I retreated from our bedroom to start our day with family prayer, and head off to the office for a days work, I paused a video my kids were held captive by.
In most cases, I’m not held captive by the same material, but this day was a bit different when my eyes landed on what looked to be a new domain extension: .watch.
Reading Time | 3 Minutes
Life is funny, to say the least. Prior to being married and having kids, my wife and I could tell you the latest movies to hit the big screen. We were frequent movie goers always game for a weekly date night at the movies.
Fast forward eight almost nine years into marriage with 3 kiddos in tow, and trying to make it to the movies is a modern day circus. And don’t ask what movie we’re going to view, because we all know its going to be rate G for our little people’s eyes and ears.
Speaking of little people, our oldest son has his eyes on counting down to his birthday now that we’re well inside of 60 days and counting.
He’s come to life in the last few days realizing his birthday is on the way. Although he doesn’t ask for much, his desire this year is to have a movie date with friends from soccer and school.
Reading Time | 4 Minutes
Last week’s date night found my wife and I venturing off to the movies sans kids to view ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ — a movie that examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children’s TV show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Seeing we don’t watch much TV around the House of Brown, I didn’t realize ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ was a movie until my wife mentioned it to me after we stumbled upon a Behind-The-Scenes Special chronicling the journey of Rogers.
A few weeks passed and up popped an date night invite to the movies. As we waited for ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ to begin, a number of movie trailers played one after the next.
As they played, I noticed it had been years since I had been in a movie theater. It was interesting to discover how movies of today are being advertised in their use of #hashtags and social media usage — advertising Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handles.
Of course, there were a number of movies advertising matching or near matching .com domains that included movie title and the word “movie” in it.
Being I love and am held captive by domains more than the average person, two distinct movies stood out to many out of likely 10-15 or so that rolled this night: ‘The King’ and ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’.