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...