A YOUTUBE CHANNEL IS NOT A KNOWLEDGEBASE
But also "channel's audience" is not the same metric as "people". You said "more people".
I doubt there are more smart TV users who can't use a wiki than there are people in developing areas (or just in plain old poverty) who can still access a computer from time to time.
I think there are use cases for "audio format blog posts" like some longer youtube videos - although I do think they should be usable as pure audio with minimal information lost to the video
I listen to channels like Socialism For All and Zero Books and on either there are some high quality audiobooks & talk shows respectively - which are very convenient when I don't have time to "read" as much as listen to something while programming/drawing/etc
> there are use cases for "audio blog posts"
but I think those use cases can only be fully realised when we detach "video channels" into their own websites with transcripts & the ability to easily click up all citations (which a lot of people just don't do on youtube)
my hope with my own hypothetical 'video channel' is to make each video its own #bopwiki 'blog entry' where the video could be hosted wherever because the blogpost is the canonical link
> those use cases [... need] transcripts
Related, I get frustrated when a podcast /doesn't/ have a transcript - to me that's the same problem that's been here for even longer.
Sadly one of the coolest things about specifically-youtube is the ability to *automatically* transcribe videos.
I think we could improve the video/audio internet drastically if you could just run a FOSS counterpart of this to generate a first draft of your transcript+citations blog post
@Valenoern @drwho @csepp What sets an audiobook or a podcast (or a youtube channel) apart from being a knowledge base? At the bare minimum I imagine it includes indexing, taxonomy, and content search in order to be highly useful. What I can guess is that A/V media is harder to both index and search (not impossible, but hard enough that it is often not done), and a feed-style interface isn’r great for taxonomy without additional affordances.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.