-- 0.002- snippeterror: trackbacks -- ( 2793336 )
And that's what podcasting is about | Nicole Simon's Useful Sounds

And that's what podcasting is about

24.11.2004 - 01:51 / filled under default

Say podcasting is just some old toys glued together in a new way is correct -and for the same time, it is not.

Some discussions in the last day always repeated one word very often - community. Yes. It is kind of 'the old days' when IRC meant "only 500 people online? oh, Germany is cut of the rest of the world again". I remember starting to chat on IRC in 1995 where Europe and America where not seperated. Community in podcasting at the moment has it's own centers of connected people.

Plus something more, as not only Les Posen has discovered

(talking about another downloadable show)
Where it's similar to podcasting is when I listen to it as an AAC file on my iPod in my car or on my bike, and stop and start it at my leisure.


YML never inspired me to do my own narrowcast. It never created within me an urge to speak my voice and thoughts. I was an active recipient, occasionally sending in email, occasionally dropping in to the World without Borders live chat.

But apart from that, and the fact that I enjoy it immensely, occasionally having an email of mine read on air, I have not been inspired to be anything other than act as a listener and tell friends about the show. [..]

The podcasters on the other hand, inspire me and clearly others to give self-expression a go. By their actions, they say "grab your Powerbook, follow the schematic diagrams to get audio going on your Powerbook, learn a little about RSS and enclosures, and then sing for your supper".
Yes. Except for the mac thing. You don't need that. ;)

[Go on and read the rest of Podcasting - so much, so soon, so confusing.... ]

Trackback URL for this entry:

    comments (2) :

  1. i think, the podcast-community is growing very fast in the us but not in germany.. we are still a minority, in europe too, and i think one reason is the language. if you talk german, there aren't a lot of people listing to you. and because of this we talk in english, but then have to compare with the us-guys and -girls. in my opinion, when the tech-talk-time on podcasting is over, the people will find their own special channels they are listing to. and thats the job for us: to be unique. even its hard to do.
    thomas 24.11.2004 - 10:19
  2. We will also - slowly but we will ;o)
    Nicole Simon 24.11.2004 - 10:24

Remember personal info?

Comment: /

Notify: Yes, send me email when someone replies.  

Small print: All html tags except <b> and <i> will be removed from your comment. You can make links by just typing the url or mail-address.

Latest podcasts

Add Useful Sounds to your ipodder client

Subscribe to full feed


I am Nicole Simon, 34 years old and located in Lübeck, Germany. This is my English blog with the Useful Sounds podcast which is now newly located at usefulsounds.com)

If you like to read more in English from me, go:
cruel to be kind

Or my German blogs:
The easiest way to contact me is through my comment form

If you are interested to see what I read: Here is my list

older stuff

November 2003
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
August 2006


Soundfiles for your amusement :o)