Introduction to Podcasts
- Listen any time, anywhere
- Easy to broadcast
- Can target audiences large or small
are MP3 format audio files, typically delivered as attachments in syndicated RSS feeds. They are essentially syndicated radio shows that you can subscribe to and play on a portable MP3 player or your computer whenever you like. Some people call it "radio on demand." Many major media outlets are beginning to offer podcasts, but pure podcasters create a very different show than commercial media ever could.
Podcasting can also be used internally to communicate within organizations.
Started only recently, there are now thousands of podcast shows available online. Some are very good, some are very bad. Links to podcasts I've downloaded recently are available on the right side of this blog's front page. Three places to find podcasts are Podscope search engine, Podcast Alley directory, and Radio4All.net.
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