One of the things I love about blogging/reading blogs is that I can read one person’s thoughts on a subject and it leads me to another idea. I love linking one idea to the next and creating new paths of thought. For example, today I was reading Seth’s Blog about podcasting: Seth, “First, you can't browse a podcast. Problem two is that listening is a real time commitment. "... you can put up a blog post in two minutes, but it takes an hour to make a podcast."
Then I followed that thread to: Seth, Keep Thinking About Podcasting, by Mike Manuel, Media Guerrilla, "...Media RSS (how media content (namely podcasts and videos, will be indexed and shared across the net)" and how "...as this syndication format gains momentum, I think this promises to open up a rich layer of metadata that will change how we zero in on audio content".
Mike also mentions a new tool to make podcasting easier but one of the early pioneers in the distribution of spoken-word downloadable audio content online was audible.com. Don Katz, Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Audible.com explains Audible.com's history with Rob Greenlee, IT Conversation’s host of Web Talk: "Katz also talks about how podcasting is in the midst of transforming Audible.com into a software tools company that enables Audible listeners and outside podcasters to become audio content creators and distributors. Katz also discusses expanding Audibles' distribution into the podcasting platform and will also offer its downloadable programs to expanded storage mobile wireless cellular and data phones."
Two more thoughts about podcasting – Seth: "1. I didn't say I don't like podcasts. In fact, I think they're terrific. The user experience (take authentic, honest, informative audio with you when you do the rest of your life) is a great idea. It's not going to go away. 2. I am fascinated by the math of the situation from the creator's point of view." "If your goal is to be an A list podcaster, today's the day to start. And invest. And persist."
This lil’ tool adds new meaning to Seth's math. - A new type of radio - Roadcasting. Roadcasting is collaborative, mobile radio. "It is a system, currently in prototype state, that allows anyone to have their own radio station, broadcasted among wirelessly capable devices, some in cars, in an ad-hoc wireless network. The system can become aware of individual preferences and is able to choose songs and podcasts that people want to hear, on their own devices and car stereos and in devices and car stereos around them."
You can get the source code on the site - Happy podcasting. Lemme know what you do with the code.
BW Podcasting: Quick Thoughts, Stephen Baker from Business Week has a story on podcasting that many bloggers and podcasters helped with.
Ideas are everywhere!