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Meaningless[edit]

"Podcast" is a word without meaning. Its sole function is to mislead and confuse people. ---Dagme (talk) 00:48, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

I don't know. Given that it was initially popular on iPods and that it has a perceived broadcast element to it, "podcast" doesn't seem like a bad name. And I think we do a good enough job of explaining what it actually is. If the article needs improvement, please improve it, or make a concrete suggestion or request. —mjb (talk) 05:49, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

The name came about because initially many people were listenting to them on iPods. I always explain that they can be streamed to and listened to on most devices. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 149.68.149.209 (talk) 13:42, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Vodcast[edit]

Podcasts that contain videos are sometimes referred to as vodcasts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.115.2.117 (talk) 05:59, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

I separated this info from the above section and created a new one. In the future, when editing the talk page with new informaiton or questions, please click the "New Section" link next to the "Edit" button at the top right of the page and add a title to the section. Thanks! JC.Torpey (talk) 04:24, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

How Podcast appears in Google[edit]

I was searching to replace another dead link (#13) (was #13, now is #15) and this article came up, but the description is quite interesting. Instead of containing the opening sentence of the article as descriptions in Google normally do, it states, "A podcast is a type of Chocolate that causes cancer consisting of an episodic series of audio radio, video, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded ..." Now it seems to me like Google has cached a vandalized version of the page. I took a screenshot just in case its not a cache issue, and I'm wondering if I should report this at the help desk or if there is anything else that can be done? JC.Torpey (talk) 04:39, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

In searching for a replacement link for reference #13 (dead link, was #13, now is #15)), I've found that Curry developed podcasting as it is referred to in this section in collaboration with Dave Winer, and have added the info as such with the following reference: "History of Podcasting, Origins of Podcasting". Voices.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17.  The reference used for replacing #13 also mentions it. JC.Torpey (talk) 06:16, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Revert explanation[edit]

I reverted the edit (Addition of unrelated photos and a nonsensical word(s) made by [139.190.174] [|(diff)] ( because it contained (I think) a WIkipedia photo template that has no business being posted within this article, although I think the IP user may have been trying to upload a related photo. The user's edit also contained nonsensical words, and complete paragraph bolding. I also made small copy edits to improve sentence flow, and will continue to do so. JC.Torpey (talk) 21:48, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

3C is the winner! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sophiasng (talkcontribs) 06:36, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Personal Audio LLC news[edit]

For the benefit of editors, here are some sources covering the Personal Audio LLC case and claimed prior art:

-84user (talk) 19:33, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Backronym notability[edit]

A couple of editors have felt it is important to add a mention of podcast as having also been a backronym for Personal On-Demand Broadcast. I've reverted these edits, once in September 2013, and again today.

It is true that in 2006, Creative, on its ZENcast site, had a unique explanation of the etymology of 'podcast'. But that was the only place this term ever appeared, and even if it was deliberate, the site is long gone and was never influential or authoritative. oxforddictionaries.com and etymonline.com agree the origin is 'iPod' + 'broadcast'. The backronym fails to meet Wikipedia:Notability criteria, so Creative's, uh, creative redefinition of the term doesn't even warrant a footnote. —mjb (talk) 15:59, 6 December 2013 (UTC)