If Thomas Edison, John Gabel and the principals of Automated Musical Instruments Inc. were alive today they’d be rolling over in their graves for what podcasting has done to their invention. As podcasters, we should be more embarrassed than amused. And, we ought to seriously consider this fix.
How much is your podcast worth? Not to an investor but to your listeners? You might get the chance to find out, and sooner than you think.
Here’s a post to put on your must-read list. It’s a thought-provoking article written by Joshua Benton for the Neiman Lab blog. Benton takes a look at the similarities between the evolution of blogging and the early life of podcasting. While blogging may resemble podcasting the way baseball resembles football, media has an evolutionary inertia that exerts itself regardless of the platform. That’s why Benton’s conclusions are not to be dismissed.
This is too good to be true. NPR wants its show to sound more like podcasts. Did they think this through? I did.
A long time ago, way before Col. Sanders was born, somebody invented statistics. In hindsight, this was a bad idea. Especially if you’re a podcaster.