It's an interesting statistic. I average about 80% of my subscribers are from iTunes. But if I were counting actual "veiws" I think that there are about as many people who view my content right on my blog as there are those who subscribe. The numbers of downloads of each video are roughly double (sometimes more) than the number of subscribers I have.
Bill Streeter LO-FI SAINT LOUIS www.lofistl.com --- In email@example.com, "Enric" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > 67% of my subscriptions for my Tech Alley videoblog are from iTunues. > > -- Enric > ==================== > http://www.cirne.com > Determine the Media > > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "missbhavens1969" > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > Just poking my head in. Mouthing off. Don't wish to offend. > > > > Don't get me wrong, I think the new ipod is really cool, and I like a > > new geeky gadget as much as the next person, but I have the same > > feeling I had when they came out with the Photo ipod, which is sort of > > "so what". Actually, now I think that being able to transport & view > > pictures in one's ipod is a more useful function than watching video > > on it. > > > > Aside from the "neat-o!" aspect of it, I just don't see how or why > > this will be the next big thing for...anyone who believes it's the > > next big thing, be they major media, the music industry, whatever. I > > get to pay for tv shows I missed? No thanks. I don't need to see > > ANYTHING that badly--not even "Lost". "Classic" repeats? Nope. Got > > Nickelodeon, if I feel the urge. MTV? Have it. Don't really watch it, > > but it's there. I really don't see the value in it for vloggers (or > > vodcasters, or video podcasters or video bloggers, or vidmasters or > > whatever you want to call it...I don't wish to start that semantic > > argument again) aside from my boyfriend being able to keep my video > > visage in his pocket (which, incidently, he wouldn't watch anyhow, > > because he sees me all the time. I'm trying not to feel a little hurt > > by that ;)) > > > > > > I guess what I mean is that I watch tv on my tv. And I watch vlogs on > > my computer be they "shows", "personal diaries", "mini-movies", > > "series" or whatever else: I have room in my heart for all styles and > > formats. It's a format that's computer-based. It doesn't seem to > > belong on my tv, or in my pocket. Perhaps because it's become such a > > part of my daily routine (morning coffee, refresh Fireant, save me > > from morning magazine-news tv programs, thank God) that I'd have a > > hard time doing it a different way. I can be stubborn, yes, but it > > can't just be me. Is it just me? > > > > Also, iTunes doesn't even have a seperate section for uploading > > podcasts (back off, wordmavens--I'm using "podcasts" for now because > > it's easier)with video so that one could browse around, anyway. > > Stuff's just stuck everywhere: public radio, arts & entertainment, > > spoken word and whathaveyou. Sure, there's a "featured video podcast" > > section, but it's awfully small. What's a videopodvodvlogmeister to > > do? I assume people want to ship their vlogs over to iTunes to reach a > > bigger audience or make it easier for people to subscribe-- correct me > > if I'm wrong. But why bother if no one will be able to find you? > > > > Is anyone buying these video ipods and actually using them mainly for > > video? When are you supposed to watch? You can't drive and watch. You > > can't really walk and watch. Are people really sitting in their > > livingrooms watching these teensy (albeit crisp and clear) screens > > because, I'm sorry, but that's just dopey. The only time I can think > > that they would be useful is on a public transportaion commute to > > work. Surely zillions of people outside of New York City (and Chicago, > > and Boston and Tokyo and wherever else there's a large > > train/bus/monorail contingent) are buying the little suckers. Is > > anyone running out to replace their music/photo ipods? Or are the > > majority of people buying them new users who are just buying the > > current model, much like I bought an ipod with photo capabilities > > because that's just what was available? By the time my ipod is totaly > > outdated I'm hoping for a portable mp3 player that can make me a > > sandwich. The iSnack. THAT seems useful to me. > > > > I suppose the ludddite part of me thinks that portable video is bad. > > Do we really need to be entertained every goddamned minute? I guess > > you could take your video ipod out for a nice day in the park and > > watch it there--but shouldn't you just be enjoying a nice day in the > > park? > > > > I won't bore you with my theories concerning commercials bundled in > > programming on video ipods (Vpods?) other than to say: any day now. > > Any day. > > > > Ok. I'm done. No attacking, please. > > > > Bekah > > http://missbhavens.blogspot.com > > > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> AIDS in India: A "lurking bomb." Click and help stop AIDS now. http://us.click.yahoo.com/9QUssC/lzNLAA/TtwFAA/lBLqlB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/