Digital Audio World

Musings and information on podcasting, digital audio, online streaming audio and home studio recording from Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon of

Thursday, July 07, 2005

It seems that everybody's jumping on the bandwagon: BBC NEWS | Technology | Podcasting set for 'huge growth'. Apple says that over a million people subscribed to podcasts in the first few days after the release of iTunes 4.9, which now supports podcast subscriptions.

I spent awhile this morning listening to podcasts at random on iTunes. With over 3000 to choose from, it's completely random! Accident Hash, Black Coffee Radio, Culture Cafe and a few others. I think almost all of the hosts declared 'it's our FIRST frickin' podcast!' - and it really showed. Yeah, they sounded saw and homey, amateur and cool and dumb and savvy all at the same time. That's what I love about podcasting - it's a little of everything.

It's also easy to test-listen to a number of podcasts once you get in the iTunes Store and find the podcast area. Many of them didn't appeal to me - not to worry, there are more listed right next to it.

And if you read the last post, you saw that I managed to get listed on iTunes. I still don't know if it's good or not, I think it's too early to tell. Need to wait a few weeks and sift through the metrics of the website and determine if listenership and bandwidth use increased exponentially or stayed the same!


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