Apple Podcasts glitch removing ratings?
December 17, 2018 · 2.6 minutes to read
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Something strange is happening in the Apple Podcasts app: podcast ratings in some cases are being recalculated and can even entirely disappear. Reader Josh sends us this example. Meanwhile, many others are seeing their number of ratings being significantly reduced in the app - "trying to figure out why it said I had 33 reviews when I could only see 25 to read", says one Facebook commenter, "I went from 60 to 30" says another. Are you seeing this too? Hit reply and tell us.
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Podcoin is an app that rewards you for listening to podcasts. 10 minutes listening earns one "podcoin". To earn $2 to spend on Amazon, assuming you could listen to podcasts for three hours a day, you'd be listening for over three months. Listen to three hours of podcasts every day for 18 years, and you could afford a set of Bose headphones. The app uses the ListenNotes API, and has no visible method of earning revenue.
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A hit podcast is now a store in Sydney Airport. You Beauty is now a temporary skincare product shop in domestic terminal 2. It'll be there, nestling alongside the Virgin and Tiger planes, until March.
There's been another comedy sketch about podcasting on US television - this time on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. It features none other than Sarah Koenig - for real, this time.
Stats and data
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Wil Williams emails with a piece of advice that applies to every single podcaster:
There is no best [x] for podcasting. There is only the best [x] for your podcast.
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