I've time shifted tv shows for many years (if not decades, if you count VCRs too) using TiVo. And for the past six years I've been listening to podcasts, which are basically time shifted audio/video programs.
I like to be able to listen or watch WHEN it's convenient for ME. and with podcasts it's even WHERE as well, with portable listening/viewing devices.
Now theres a big wave if podcasts I listen to or watch that do live shows or streams if their recording.
Are people actually planning their lives so they can attend these streams online? I consider them the same way I do watching TV shows now. If I happen to be there in front of TV and not doing something else I will watch I live, but otherwise I just catch the recorded version.
Now I kind of understand it more for podcasts that are taking calls from listeners/viewers or are converse with the chat room. But there are also many just just stream the feed and has no interactivity with those consuming the stream live.
Now in these items I am discussing above I don't mean any streams of events/conferences/presentation/etc as those are more akin to catching the big game live. You want to see/hear what transpires as it happens so you can be on top of the breaking news.
So I guess I'm just wondering what other peoples thoughts are on this.
1) do you make specific plans for the live podcast streams or just attend if it works out?
2) are the ones you watch/listen to LIVE just an stream you consume or more interactive with chat rooms or even calling in ability?
3) if you want the live discussion on a topic why not just use another discussion platform like chat rooms or the like?
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