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38549Re: [podcasters] Re: PBS, NPR, and iPod/YouTube

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  • Rob Schendel
    Feb 5, 2009
      My iTunes acquires 35 or more podcast episodes a week for me to review.All
      of the audio casts are consumed regularly.
      All of the video casts receive a notice saying iTunes has stopped
      downloading episodes because user hasn't reviewed the episodes of late.
      Why would that be? It's easy to figure that I listen to podcasts when I'm
      out on my bike, on the bus, on the train or walking.
      The video casts only get seen if I drop everything else I'm doing to sit in
      front of the computer and stare.
      I simply do not have enough time to catch up on all the episodes, even
      though I will attempt to run them as I fall asleep at night.
      I know I'm only one man, but it would seem to me that this would be typical
      of most podcast consumers.
      Thanks for the discussion!

      Rob Schendel

      On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Dan Hughes <danhughes@...> wrote:

      > Dave says, "But when you say that "video is easier for the great
      > majority of the audience," I really think you are making a huge
      > generalization that may well not have the tiniest basis in fact."
      > ---------------------------------
      > Hi Dave,
      > Thanks for outlining your podcast download process. I'm sure there are
      > many others who do the same or similar.
      > Still, I think we are in the minority when compared to the number of
      > people who watch YouTube. I recently retired as a college instructor
      > teaching radio broadcasting, and even my radio students were heavily into
      > YouTube, few if any into podcasts.
      > Subject matter may have a lot to do with it - there are more familiar
      > (but bootleg) videos on YouTube than bootleg songs in podcasts.
      > Ask ten computer users at random if they watch YouTube, then ask them if
      > they listen to podcasts - what numbers would you expect?
      > ---Dan
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