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Note to self: time to stop taking anything Pew people have to say seriously. I am surprised that how can such a well respected and established research group put out research report which even they don’t believe in. Yesterday, they used a colorful way of describing […]

Note to self: time to stop taking anything Pew people have to say seriously. I am surprised that how can such a well respected and established research group put out research report which even they don’t believe in. Yesterday, they used a colorful way of describing a trend – pod casting. They said that nearly six million folks might have heard a podcast. Everyone fell for it. I blogged about it, though was not entirely convinced.

Pew research director Mary Madden believes the numbers of people actually using the Internet to broadcast and/or download pods is smaller than the 6 million figure cited in the organization’s latest study, however. (Full report at NewsFactor)

If you are not convinced, then why send out a press release. I mean if you think about this, there is no difference between what Pew did and what Jack Grubman was preaching back in the telecom bubble. Half truths! I think we in the blogsphere should impose a 15-day ban on Pew, sort of like MLB and the whole steroids thing!

  1. Yeah, about all those podcast listeners

    Techdirt points out some of the problems with the ‘six million listen to podcasts’ story. One — that also includes download or streamed radio content. Plus, it’s a huge extrapolation. Seems like a more sure way to do this would…

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