So there is a very good chance I’ll be in some web “TV” shows in the coming weeks and I thought this would be a good time to think about this in type and throw some questions out in to the ether of the web.
Though there is clear evidence that non-tech related shows can make it on the web (see: Wine Library TV and lots of others) I haven’t yet seen any evidence that anyone that is a non-techie is getting into said shows. I wonder what it would take to get my mother to watch a show on cooking, crafts or whatever on the web on a semi-regular basis. ( I asked your mother what she would like in a web show this mother this morning but her mouth was full, so she wasn’t much help. ) I found that my wife (still kinda weird to type) turned out to like Call For Help with Leo Laporte, but it was after me making her watch a few time that she grew to like it, which makes me wonder what it would take to get a bunch of non-techies to make a point to go on to a site and look for a new episode. …or does it matter? Clearly you can do quite well with just the power of techie page views (see: revision3.org) I’ve kind of been operating on the idea that if you get the geeks, their page views will buy you time to get the non-geeks. Maybe staying the course for the video side of things is the way to go as well.