Earlier, we used to have animated GIFs. Now we have auto-playing videos. On many websites, I find auto-playing videos. While I understand the need of the websites to start playing media, I get irritated by such videos.
On visiting a web page, we start reading text on the page. But with auto-play media, we have to scramble as we suddenly start hearing music and voices. And such media are making it hard to turn them off.
In fact, even on a site like LinkedIn, videos posted by people start to auto play when you spend something like 2 seconds on the post – which is the time it takes to read the title of the post.