Podcasting Hype May Eat The Internet

from the watch-out!--it's-coming! dept

Each day, it seems, podcasting hype reaches a new level. Podcasting is a great form of expression for those who want to use it -- and it's wonderful that it's now easier for people to express themselves audibly for the world to hear (and it's easier for the world to hear them). However, the level of hype surrounding it has gone beyond any standard of reality. We're still trying to figure out how a podcasting startup could possibly need as much money as is being thrown around these days, but that's nothing compared to this article that claims "Podcasting may become as big as Internet." Podcasting is something that can be done on the internet or thanks to the internet. It's hard to see how it becomes "as big as" the internet when it's a subset (and, a fairly small one, at that). Podcasting may turn out to be the next great medium for self-expression, or it may turn into nothing more than a niche area -- but, the level of hype surrounding podcasting is reaching scary heights.
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  • identicon
    V.C. Blowthrucash, 17 Aug 2005 @ 11:04am

    PodCast Hype


    I need to hire the Sock Puppet Dog for my Pod Casting venture. I think I'll call it PodVan, or maybe Podzmo.

    Do you think $1.25M for a couple of 30-second tv spots is too much?

    MjM

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    • identicon
      Anonymous of Course, 17 Aug 2005 @ 11:15am

      Special Report

      Flash report from our senior technical correspondent.
      --
      "Podcasting is teh bomb! It's teh best EVAR and will destroy teh intarweb!"

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    • identicon
      Beck, 17 Aug 2005 @ 11:31am

      Re: PodCast Hype

      In order to be successful I was thinking PodBay or Podazon, but darn it, they're both taken, as well as Podhoo and podoogle!

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 17 Aug 2005 @ 2:57pm

      HOW DARE YOU

      The sock puppet is nothing but a rip-off of Triumph: The insult comic dog.

      By using the sock puppet in any attempt at good comedy, you have commited a sin and Conan O'brien will kick your ass.

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Aug 2005 @ 2:29pm

    No Subject Given

    The only way it could become a significant part of the internet is if it somehow morphed into "Pr0ncasting"

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    Gitfinger, 18 Aug 2005 @ 7:02am

    No Subject Given

    Erm...It thought Podcasting was basically just downloading an MP3 file...

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  • identicon
    Josh H, 18 Aug 2005 @ 9:02am

    Won't last


    As I see it, pocasting basically "defers" what would ordinarily be a radio-broadcast-like transmittal. Once ipods and other mp3 devices have radio tuners (some do now, of course), and eventually satellite radio tuners, i can't see how podcasts will be that big.

    I, for one, wouldn't see a need to download talk shows when 100s of radio programs are broadcasting directly to the device.

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