Podcasting on the rise
I wrote a post last month on my way back from some meetings at Feedburner about some trends in the RSS world. In it I noted that Podcasting was on the rise and promised to link to more details once Feedburner posted them. They did that today – you can check out their report here. Clearly podcasting is taking off. To quote from the report: It took us [FB] nine weeks to manage our first thousand podcasts, and we added our most recent thousand podcasts in under a month. As you can see, the rate of growth changes in bursts. We added about 800 podcasts per month initially, then 1000 a month, and now we’re adding about 1400 a month Podcasting is an interesting phenomenon. I’m not sure I completely get it in its current incarnation (I listen to a few podcasts, but its frankly hard to find the time to fit them in). Stepping back. however, I think the technology makes a lot of sense – just an easier way of storing, shipping around and retrieving audio and video files. I can think of plenty of scenarios where this would fit into a corporate infrastructure (i.e., training, compliance, etc.). I’m sure that’s all coming . . .