A Face for Radio

July 10, 2006

The advantage of a podcast over a standard blog is that it can be downloaded and listened to at leisure without sitting in front of a PC – perhaps on the train to work or at work whilst pretending to work. Obviously the bandwidth and storage requirements of this are much greater but the benefits of convenience outweigh this, at least for broadband users.
The advantage of video is that some things can’t easily be described so showing a video makes things so much clearer which is why TV has done so well.
An ugly bloke sitting in front of a webcam adds no value whatsoever – just remember the case of the StarWars kid, put yourself on video and you open yourself up to abuse.
So unless you look like Amber MacArthur please, please don’t do it, even Amanda Congdon from RocketBoom was borderline.

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