YOU are radio…YOU are TV

Get ready to either produce content or have access to alot of it.

1) Podcasting is catching on…if you’ve ever thought about getting in to radio, here’s your chance:

According to Pew Internet & American Life project study released today, “More than 22 million American adults own iPods or MP3 players and 29% of them have downloaded podcasts from the Web so that they could listen to audio files at a time of their choosing. That amounts to more than 6 million adults who have tried this new feature that allows internet “broadcasts” to be downloaded onto their portable listening device.

Go here and you can download the PDF of the report.

UPDATE: Engadget “outs” the seemingly inflated numbers.

2) Google is setting up a service to allow personal video’s to be added to their video search announced in January.

What does this mean? I did a whole post on this on February 1st and there is NO question in my mind that this is inherently interesting for anyone who has ever tried to search for a video. As videoblogging catches on (maybe there will “vpod-casting” if Apple does a video player?) there has to be a way to index and search video content.

With audio and video innovations like iPodder,, Podcast Directory, Podshow, Brightcove,, Digital Bicycle, ANT, Vimeo and Vlog Central as well as those that have been around awhile like the Internet Archive, YOU will be the radio and YOU will be the TV. The tools are here and now the distribution and models are too. What an exciting time!


  1. Randy Vescelius on April 7, 2005 at 2:22 pm

    It is interesting to see how this is being used in innovative ways. I was reading yesterday about Duke providing iPods to incoming freshman for recording lectures.

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Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.