Chartreuse has an interesting post about how broadcast TV is dead, because of the Internet. The bare statement seems overblown to me. But the idea behind this notion--that the economics of the Internet are undermining the broadcast model--makes sense to me.
Still, Chartreuse uses the example of the Abram Report on MSNBC versus Rocketboom. While it takes a whole team of people to create the Abram report, which reaches 215,000 people each day, Rocketboom, with 2 people, reaches 200,000. (I thought Rocketboom was at 150,000 but let's assume this for argument's sake.)
The question I wonder whenever these two kinds of show as compared is what about the length of the show? Is reaching roughly the same audience that's around for 3 minutes as valuable as reaching an audicence that watches for 1/2 hour? I believe Rocketboom and its ilk are valuable and disruptive, I just don't know yet what this work is worth in the long run. I know, Rocketboom just signed advertisers for $40,000 a week. But my operative question is about the long term.
......Also, unintentional radio silence last week. I went to a funeral and forgot to bring along my laptop. Since I don't have a handheld like Steve, I wasn't able to tap into the blog.