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One of drawbacks of podcasts is element of time. Whereas traditional broadcasts take place real time, thus allowing them listener interaction, podcasts are time shifted. Again, like Tivo, individuals can stop, pause, rewind, and fast forward through podcasts; whereas listeners to traditional broadcasts do not have this luxury. Podcasts in general should not be used as a method to contact or provide warning to listeners, as receiving individual may fast forward over message or pause podcast before ever hearing warning. Additionally, podcasts do not have luxury of listener interaction since concept of time does not apply. Even with these downfalls, podcasting is an excellent choice for individuals who wish to use their iPod, computer, or mp3 player to listen to an audio program. Podcasts will become more widespread as technology and audience advances, so listeners will have greater opportunity to hear whatever it is they desire!
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