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Yahoo! Podcasts is dead - MasterMaq.ca Blog
I've seen a few blog posts on this now, and I wanted to add my own thoughts. Some time in the last couple days Yahoo added a message to the top of their forever-in-beta podcast directory site that reads "Yahoo! apologizes deeply, but we will be closing down the Podcasts site on Oct. 31, 2007." Not really a surprise as far as I'm concerned. Most people in the podcasting community would be able to tell you that Yahoo has ignored the site for months. Here is what I said about the site when it launched almost two years ago: Yahoo's Podcasts directory is put together very nicely, I think. The layout and organization make intuitive sense, and the search functionality seems to work quite well also. I'm not sure how many podcast directories we need, but I'd have to say that Yahoo's is a welcome addition to the bunch. Unfortunately, that didn't stay true for very long. Both Read/WriteWeb and TechCrunch invoke the magic word - video - when suggesting reasons for the site's demise. I'm not so