Predicting The Future (continued)
This is the fourth post in a series I am doing called Predicting The Future.
Blogs have developed monetization systems like contextual advertising and affiliate links that have allowed the most popular bloggers to make a decent amount of money with them. The top bloggers have not been forced to join the blog networks in order to turn their blog into a business.
Not so with podcasting, videoblogging, etc. Today, if you want to make money with those efforts, you need to join a network like Podshow. But that shouldn't be. Podcasting and videoblogging should have its own native advertising system.
Jason Calacanis points this out in his prediction number nine:
9. Google Adsense for Podcasts and/or Video will debut in Q2/Q3 of 2006--Yahoo and Microsoft will follow shortly after that.
If and when these companies, or an independent, does this, we'll get the technology up on Positively 10th Street.