If you've been online recently, I'm sure you've heard about podcasting. You might be wondering "What's in it for me?" Or perhaps "Why should I care about that?" There are many valid reasons for you to get informed about this hot new technology.
Think of a podcast as a way to deliver audio content to a very large worldwide audience. The easiest analogy is to think of this technology as giving you power to create your own online radio program.
First, name is a little misleading. It comes from 'iPod' and "broadcasting". It doesn't mean you need an iPod to get involved. You can listen right on your computer.
Podcasting is made possible by RSS (a type of XML computer code). But have no fear! You don't need to know programming at all. RSS is simply a delivery system that allows people to subscribe and stay up to date any time you add a new podcast show.
Having an iPod or similar digital MP3 Audio player is not required. You can download audio files to your device and take audio shows with you. Or you can simply stream audio and listen to podcast show on your computer.
There is a lot of free podcast audio for you to listen to online. Do a search for "podcast" or "MP3" and you'll see what I mean.
What's out there? Music, interviews, seminars, educational shows, technology shows, news, sports...the list of topics is amazing. Some people say that podcasting it's going to replace radio and TV.
Not True. However, podcasting is changing face of online audio and traditional radio. Podcasters already number in thousands. The number of businesses and individuals making podcasts is growing at a rapid pace.
So where can you find these podcasts? Check out any of these sites:
www.podblaze.com www.podcastalley.com www.podcastbunker.com
Or search for more of these directories with Google, Yahoo, and other search engines and directories.