Turning the Internet Day of Silence into Profit

Today is unoffically, Internet Radio Silence Day. It's a day of protest over the increased royalties to be charged Internet Broadcasters. There are a lot of people who are really upset about this. I am not one of them. It might be that I don't understand the problem. That still seems ok with me. I almost never listen to Internet broadcast music.

What I thought I might suggest here is that you might take the time you might ordinarly use in listening to Internet Radio Music and instead listen to a great podcast that might help you at work or home.

Here are a few suggestions:

Want to understand what Stess is so that you might better manage it?
Listen to STRESS on RadioLab, an incredibly creative series from WNYC

Want to learn how to get sponsors or advertisers for your podcast?
Listen to a panel of experts explain how to monetize your podcast. It's on Doug Kaye's Gigavox network, so it's first class information you can use.

Want to learn why some ideas are more easily propogated than others?
Listen to Susan Blackmore explain how our minds and cultures are designed by natural selection acting on replicating information. (Also from Gigavox.)

This point is that we should periodically evaluate what we are doing with our time and determine what benefit it is bringing us. Even if we think something is working, we can still test one use of our time against another in hopes of some better payback. You might need your music to relax you. You might also get some benefit out of listening to a great podcast that presents just one idea you can carry forward into the rest of your day (or life.)

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.