As you are well aware, we are living in the digital age. Technology has become the go to for just about anyone in the world. We get most of the information that we digest each and every day from phones, computers and tablets. This is why we will discuss metal detecting videos in today’s post.
The idea of spreading the word about a person or persons that are hobbyists in the world of treasure hunting through video is nothing new. Since the advent of sites like YouTube, people have been filming pretty much anything that they do in their daily lives. It was not long before metal detecting videos became the norm for many.
In my opinion, this has been a blessing and a curse for the modern metal detectorist. While it has helped spread the word about our wonderful hobby and has encouraged a younger generation to get involved, there are also those out there that will exploit the hobby or bring harm to the community.
Now I am not saying that there is anything wrong with metal detecting videos as a whole. As a matter of fact, I have spent countless hours watching the videos of some of my favorite hunters out there. Most of them are some of the greatest ambassadors of the hobby we have ever seen. Furthermore, they make the entire experience fun, with their knowledge and their quirks.
But, I think that folks in the community should use all of the assets at their disposal when they are seeking out knowledge about the hobby. Metal detecting videos are good but they are not the whole picture. There are plenty of groups, sites and other forms of media that should be used in combination with the videos to insure that you have a well rounded view of the entire metal detecting world.
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