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Thank you for listening! It can feel a bit like broadcasting into the void, so it's always nice to hear someone enjoys what we're doing.
I'm not the narrator, but being the main person who runs it it's become clear everyone is going to think I'm the narrator. I'm on the show a lot though, and if you want to hear what I sound like, I like my segment on this episode (I'm the one on the first segment):
It was really cool having Virginia on precisely because I knew we could ask her questions about online communities and all that entails. I've been questioning what I think it means to be a part of a community online lately, so it was a chance to unleash a few questions that had been on my mind for quite some time.
I'm still pretty passively active on Reddit, but it's something I've noticed. There's an aversion to culture, which isn't how it used to be when I would go on forums before I found Reddit. I often wonder how much of that is due to the internet itself changing, but sites like hubski or imzy are an interesting way to look into how you can still create an internet community.
If you're interesting in checking out imzy, let me know. It's still early in development and you need an invite to join. I can get you one if you want to check it out!
I imagine it's how reddit hates self-promotion, but loves people finding new content. You end up with, in general, people only liking something if the original creator didn't post it. That can then create an incentive to find and maybe even steal things across the internet.
The other way I could see it is the much more generalized internet idea that piracy is ok.
I'll check out the show! And hubski's podcast is great! I should've plugged it in my original reply.
Checking out more recent episodes is something you learn to do after having done a show yourself. Our first episode is pretty rough, but we were more or less experimenting with the idea. It's strange to think a lot of people listen to it first still.
I started getting into podcasts about a year ago, and mostly because I had my own show. Before that I didn't know much about the medium and didn't really know that there was a revival of sorts happening.
The most importan thing for me was that I could collaborate with my friends even though we lived all over the world. I liked the idea of being able to produce something unique without having to be in the same physical place. That said, I knew nothing about how to actually run a show or how to find an audience or the usual stuff people want to do when they have a podcast.
It's been an interesting experience learning what other people do and the different reasons people get into podcasting or listen to podcasts. The most surprising thing for me has been that anyone at all actually likes the show.
- Also, I sometimes miss the how programmer centric Reddit was back then. /r/programming was still a default, and it permeated everything.
That's something I've realized too. There would be a lot of jokes that you had to know some programming to get.