Re: Podcasting is "dead"?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Matthew Wayne Selznick
>I dont want to be charged a dollar a second/Kilobyte to access the
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 4:05 PM, tom_a_sparks <tom_a_sparks@...> wrote:
> > but I think that a lot of the so-called podcasters started doing
> > videoblogs, but they f*cked up and started using youtube, Not a
> > downloadalbe format like mp4/wmv etc
> The point of any media is to get it into the eyes / ears of the
> audience. If YouTube is the best way to do that (user familiarity,
> access on an increasing number of Internet-enabled devices) then so be
> it. Why download something when you can stream it on your
> Internet-enabled portable device?
internet via my 3G internet-enabled device (I dont have one anyway)
>i understand that view, but the limitions of youtube is what turn me
> Video podcasters aren't fucking up when they use YouTube. They're
> putting their content in the largest distribution stream available.
off youtube see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_YouTube,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blocking_of_YouTube and also the youtube
corporation is making money of your video submitions
> Now, I think it's smart to be on YouTube *and* offer a downloadableWasn't the idea of podcasting to officer a downloadble file to be
> option, as with my Teen Poetry podcast... but to say podcasters are
> "doing it wrong" by using YouTube is as misguided as any right-wrong
> "rules" when it comes to this medium.
placed on your non-internet-enabled media player?
- On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 8:56 PM, tom_a_sparks <tom_a_sparks@...> wrote:
> i understand that view, but the limitions of youtube is what turn meGoogle makes money off of your content in exchange for infinite
> off youtube see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_YouTube,
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blocking_of_YouTube and also the youtube
> corporation is making money of your video submitions
bandwidth, near-perfect uptime, and infinite storage. Plus, if I tell
someone, "My video's on YouTube," they know exactly what I mean.
Can't count on that if I say, "Have you seen my podcast?"
There are plenty of ways smart people make money off their videos.
Also, I believe YouTube offers ad service through AdSense to folks who
upload videos, so you could even earn money directly.
> Wasn't the idea of podcasting to officer a downloadble file to beNo. The idea of podcasting was to deliver files (audio, video, or
> placed on your non-internet-enabled media player?
anything else) via RSS. You still need the Internet to get the
content at some point.
Has anyone noticed that YouTube is starting to offer downloadable video..?
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>This may be true. But I contend that a smaller number of people
> (3) Video is a major dialogue media on the web when audio is not.
> Despite a few initiatives such as on ODEO for a time -- it's video
> rather than audio which people prefer to engage a discussion with.
prefer audio to video because it is a more intimate medium. I know
video can portray intimate things. But audio has a special way of
getting directly into your head. I believe it's because audio can be
akin to the human voice, whereas video has all these layers between
you and the content - a screen, a smaller scale, and the distractions
in the room. Furthermore, I appreciate that audio podcasts allow me
to do other things while I'm listening. Garden, exercise, wash
dishes, rock my baby to sleep.
I work in radio rather than television because I felt the intimacy of
audio, and felt alienated by television. If video is inherently
BETTER than audio, then why doesn't PBS make NPR obsolete? I know NPR
is suffering financially, but it's doing way better than PBS.
Audio is definitely a niche in a world dominated by video. But it's a
time-tested niche with real strengths.
That said, having photos or other web features to draw people into the
audio-only content is critical in a world where web pages are the
portals to audio work. Then once people tune in, the audio can do its
My favorite model for audio content is PRX - the public radio
exchange. It requires registration, but if they eliminated that and
enhanced the ability to embed, they'd have something very much like