2005 — the year of podcasting

Here’s a prediction: Podcasting is going to grow faster than blogs.

I would estimate that podcasting is at about the same level as blogging prior to 9/11, maybe even smaller. By the end of 2005, podcasting will have nearly caught up with blogs in popularity and influence.

I don’t the New York Times did a story on blogs when there were only 3,000 of them. My observation is that podcasting is moving into the mainstream faster and any previous citizen journalism initiative. Part of the reason, I think, is that once you’ve learned to recognize the value and power of blogs (which many people and most of the media have done) it’s an easy jump to recognize podcasting as the next big thing.  (Times link via J.D Lasica).

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