Dunk the dunce says –
“WEDNESDAY’S PODCAST (FREE) Don’t ask how but it’s one of the most popular podcasts out there. No idea what a podcast is? It doesn’t matter, neither do we…”
And on he drones.
He does of course know how it’s so “popular”. Because, like he did with polls on the net when polls on the net were new, he fiddled it.
It’s easy enough to do, according to this…
iTunes Podcast Ranking System Easily Manipulated
It looks like iTunes doesn’t record how many people are actually subscribed to a podcast but rather how many times the button is pressed. This makes the iTunes ranking as irrelevant as a list because just about anyone can change the results in iTunes by simply clicking on subscribe button 20 or 50 or 100 times.