38549Re: [podcasters] Re: PBS, NPR, and iPod/YouTube
- Feb 5, 2009My 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!
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?
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