Unboxing Videos - SO First World

Unboxing videos are surely one of the silliest things out there, and yet I have watched a few of them myself. Why?? It's not like they are even a mini review of the product, it's usually just exactly what it sounds like - someone posting video of themselves open the box of product xyz and pulling out and commenting upon the contents; "Here's the warranty card, and it looks like you get a set of ear buds, too." It's a goofy, self aggrandizing commentary upon the mindset of the Internet generation, or something, I don't know. I do know that the need to show yourself opening your new toy to the world is surely a first world problem. What a grumpy old geek I am...


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