Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Searching the New Digital Formats

Podcasting Edition
By Greg Schwartz

What is Podcasting?
§ A way to distribute audio content online
§ Extends RSS technology to audio/media
§ Facilitates automatic downloading of new content
§ Time-shifted content – listen to whatever, whenever, wherever
§ Plain old mp3s – no iPod required
§ Diverse content from mainstream and independent media sources

How do I listen?
o need a way to find the content…
§ directories
§ search engines
o and a way to subscribe to content
§ aggregators
o Today’s focus is on the former, but some tools will help you do both.

How do I find the good stuff?

Go to the stuff you know now. i.e. NPR http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podscast_directory.php

Aggregators of Podcasts
Juice (software to install on computer)

Find Podcasts

Find Content in Podcasts

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