by Bob Cherny
First off, let’s separate “web conferences” from “webcasts.” A “web
conference” is the Internet equivalent of a conference call. A bunch
of people in distant parts of the world gather at an agreed upon time
to hold a meeting. They each wear their headsets and watch each other in windows on their monitors. That is not “webcasting."
A “webcast,” like a “broadcast,” is a one-way communication medium. Like a broadcast, I believe that there is an expectation of quality from a “webcast” that is not expected of a “web conference.”