If you spend a lot of time on YouTube, you likely know this sinking feeling -- when you click on an amateur video with an interesting title, only to find the videographer has held his smartphone vertically instead of horizontally.
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The resulting video is horribly letterboxed when viewed on the site -- even, ironically, when viewed on YouTube via your smartphone. It's like watching the action through blinkers. Your horizontal eyes should be a clue; they were built for widescreen. (Or rather, vice-versa.)
With the rise of the scourge known as vertical videos, it was only a matter of time before someone tried to stamp it out. Here we present a pitch-perfect PSA, featuring the Muppet-like presenters of popular YouTube channel Glove and Boots.
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Uploaded a couple of days ago, the tongue-in-cheek advice vid has already garnered more than 600,000 views. We're guessing it's not just us -- there are a lot of vertical video haters out there.
Is anyone you know and love afflicted with Vertical Video Syndrome? Tell us all about their symptoms in the comments.
This story originally published on Mashable here.