My bottom line on webinars

After tuning in to a webinar this morning, I remain convinced: the lack of video and audio quality is so limiting, and the meaningful interaction with the audience so little, that webinars are simply not worth it. They are inferior to video recordings or screencasts by presenters (as long as the recordings are supplemented by some sort of FAQ or Q&A), and despite gains in webinar software quality in recent years, they will be for the near future.