Vector 76: Niche Apple blogs are doomed!

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show, Guy destroys Georgia's dreams of a Holodeck, are you still using our iPads, would a stylus pen make a difference, Rene talks the realities of running an Apple blog (which are all doomed, apparently), and Dave goes to Hogwarts, leaving the Candians.



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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • I dont believe Niche Blogs are dead, I believe corporate backed ones are. What I mean is companies like AOL see them as unprofitible, but their issue is more of the entire company problem. What I believe the future of Niche Blogs is the independent writers and bloggers. People who work full time at it, contribute from other disciplines, do it as a side job, because area of interest or hobby. Imore itself is prefect example of that, as well as other Mobile Nation websites. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • at ~37mins Guy asks if people know how links are spreading, "can you track that, through metrics?" Here's an article from a couple years back suggesting that much of the social propagation of content is hard to track: I imagine this is the sort of thing that people who worship at the church of SOE would rather ignore.