On the recent Podcast Brothers, Tim and Emile address the recent Slashdot article, “Will Twitter Join Podcasting on the ‘Net Sidelines’?”
The brothers conclude, is this kind of service [podcasting] of any value: “If it’s valuable to you, and accomplishes your goals, then that’s all that really matters.”
I share their sentiment which I’ve had since the beginning of podcasting, which is why I continue working with on the MouseStation podcast. While we want to build our audience, I don’t have dreams of building the next blockbuster show.
The question the author of the article assumes that Twitter and Podcasting are on the Net Sidelines. The question is irrelevant. If you look at Twitter users and independent podcast producers, we find that they are using the technology to voice their message sent to a niche audience. While it’s fun to build an audience, it is unlikely they will become the next Slashdot or Boing Boing. But who cares?