The Death of Podcasts

Fred Wilson has suspended his Podcast, and I have to say, I don’t blame him.There are two reasons Podcasts don’t work for me:

  1. Creation: It is not as easy as simply talking a blog entry, and posting it. It is an incredible amount of work to conceive, record, and edit. 
  2. Consumption: The internet has allowed people to consume a greater amount of media more efficiently than they could have in the past. Podcasts don’t really fit into this model. Like videos, you can only view one at a time, but, like any oral presentation, people can ramble on. There is something about the visual nature of video that gives a sense of instant gratification and engagement. With Podcasts, I often find myself trying to get to the point quicker than the speaker.


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