Talk:Narrowcast

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Merge[edit]

I disagree. They are different. Narrowcast refers to the transmission of data. Narrowcasting has rooted connotations within the advertising business.

I agree. put a redirect and merge the two articles User:Tglaisyer 14:36, 28 April 2006

Well I disagree, seeing as the two are close only in name - the context of use and origin is quite different one reffering to traditional telephonica, and one to networked phenomena, and at any rate both articles are in my view stubs. 81.153.232.141 23:10, 20 May 2006

Narrowcasting seems to contain more than one usage right now; it apparently breaks down to:

  • Narrowcasting (broadcasting): limited-access broadcasting (apparently the central concept)
  • Narrowcasting (advertising): using a narrowcast as a point-of-purchase advertisement, a form of Digital signage
  • Narrowcasting (marketing): a metaphor for Niche marketing (I may be misreading an overly broad description of the advertising use)

I believe that the currently present information would be best presented in a merged article with the main focus on narrowcasting as a form of broadcasting and a section on advertising use of narrowcasting with Digital signage prominently linked. Any other meanings would need to be more clearly presented than they are now in order to be included. I also think Narrowcasting seems better as the title of the merged article. Kineticman 04:57, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

I agree with merging. And further to User81's comments - I think the similarities and differences are a good reason to join the article. It allows those differences to be shown. Greg 12:33, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

As it has been over six months since the last entry on this suggested merger and there was no clear outcome on the discussion (2 against and 3 for), I am removing the merger tags from Narrowcast and Narrowcasting. If anyone still feels like a merger is warrented, feel free to retag the pages but it looks like there isn't a strong enough sentiment one way or another. -Warhorus 03:41, 25 December 2006 (UTC)