Video Stores VS Online Platforms

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By: Diana Eaton

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As a kid in the 90′s, I would light up with joy whenever my parents would take me to Blockbuster or Hollywood video to rent the latest movies or games. The cashier would give us a receipt with the due date (I believe the rental was for about 2-3 days) and I would race home and get the most out of the rental as possible. As a kid in the 90s, I would have never imagined the declination of Blockbuster or Hollywood video. They dominated the method of video rental…until the digital age emerged. Folks traded in video tapes and DVD’s for digital versions. The visits to Blockbuster and Hollywood Video ceased and folks started accessing the same content online. This should come as no surprise in a society in which convenience and quick accessibility are of high priority. Just think about it- after a long, tiresome day at work, would you rather make a stop at the video store to rent the latest movie, or would you rather enjoy the convenience of going to your cozy home and simply accessing the same movie on the internet. I think most would choose the latter- I know I would!  520924-hulu-review-logo

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