our own rick klau in information week on podcasting
more coverage on podcasting, this time in information week. it sure is the hot topic these days. it's funny - at foo camp, i heard so many comments about "why would anyone ever listen to a podcast? why would anyone do a podcast?"
i tried to explain - podcasters are totally different animals than bloggers. for one, they pick up the phone and call us when they can't figure things out. bloggers, never, ever, do that. second, they couldn't care less about "the blogosphere" and all that it entails. they just want to broadcast. third, yes, most of these people seem to have faces for radio :)
seriously, i'm one of those people who doesn't get why anyone would ever listen to one, but it's a real phenonomenon for sure. in many languages besides english too...
i can rationalize it. i don't listen to talk radio, and i don't listen to audio books. i also have terrible listening comprehension. i slept through most of my schooling. but i also realize for some other group of people, perhaps the majority, listening is how they learn and comprehend. i have to see something to comprehend it UNLESS it is music. go figure. a study for some academics to do somewhere.