311 Podcast Patent Update & Who Cares About Klout?

by Cliff Ravenscraft on June 7, 2013

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311patentPodcast Patent Update
There has been a lot of new buzz happening around the Podcasting Patent Lawsuit lately. If you have not already heard them, I encourage you to listen to episode 292 and episode 298 of Podcast Answer Man to hear the full details about where this story started.

In this episode I share my thoughts on why this who podcast patent lawsuit could end up being a major blessing to the podcasting industry as a whole and why I am slightly more confident that this will eventually all go away.

Below is the list of links that I mentioned:

  • NPR – Planet Money Episode 462: When Patents Hit the Podcast
  • NPR Morning Edition – June 05, 2013: How One Patent Could Take Down One Comedian
  • The Verge: A look at the patent on distributing podcasts, and EFF’s plan to fight it.
  • The Verge: President Obama to take aim at patent trolls with executive actions on Tuesday
  • Mashable: Software Patent Trolls: Obama’s Got You in His Sights
  • Please Help EFF Challenge The Personal Audio Patent!
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    7 comments
    MatthewDeGlopper
    MatthewDeGlopper

    I find Klout useless and pointless. I did hear on TV today about a new study on social media and people with narcissism. To me that might just be who Klout is for.

    MorganStradling
    MorganStradling

    I don't like Klout since it changed a lot of its features. It used to have  cool feature that showed where you and your top followers fell in a grid of influence. Klout removed it. Now, Klout is pretty much useless. I don't care about it (or check it).

    ButchGibson
    ButchGibson

    Interesting conversation about Klout. Have you ever used Wolfram Alpha? So far I've used it with Facebook stats (seems to be all that they offer) and it is also interesting although I don't always feel like it's accurate. It can be found at the following link http://www.wolframalpha.com/facebook/

    Cliff Ravenscraft
    Cliff Ravenscraft moderator

    @ButchGibson I haven't used it.  But then again, I'm not really a "stats guy."  But thanks for the info Butch.

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