Podcasting Trend

Written by Matt Bacak


Podcasting has allrepparttar ingredients to become a major technology trend. Podcasting has started with little fanfare but hasrepparttar 145032 potential to become a giant wave due to a number of factors going for it. The word Podcast might have been roughly derived from iPod and broadcast (it sure sounds like that to me so donít hit me if I am wrong! ).

The process works pretty much like radio except thatrepparttar 145033 broadcast is done via mobile devices andrepparttar 145034 power of content delivery viarepparttar 145035 internet. This new form of broadcasting of information opens up tremendous opportunities for dispersion of information, entertainment and news.

Podcasting is a fairly new technology and people are building up refined applications to use this medium effectively. Advantages of Podcasting are makingrepparttar 145036 proposition attractive enough for major companies to consider it a serious communication mode. RSS 2.0 isrepparttar 145037 chosen form for podcasts and newer versions of this feed system are expected soon.

Inherent advantages of podcasts are:

No need to invest in a new piece of hardware: Podcasts are easily available to all users of iPod and similar mobile .The sheer size ofrepparttar 145038 iPod cult if I can call it that, is increasing at a scorching pace. All a user needs to do is chooserepparttar 145039 subscriptions which he or she would like to subscribe to and downloadrepparttar 145040 programmes.

New lease of live to radio programmes: Radio programmes have been revived byrepparttar 145041 new generation of podcasters. A number of old radio programmes which have had a mass following in their hey days are now being evaluated to be cast via podcasts. A huge chunk of high quality content becomes available thanks to this revival.

Can advertisers be far away? Advertisers haverepparttar 145042 ability to identify new advertising opportunities atrepparttar 145043 slightest whiff and Podcasting forums are already working hard to getrepparttar 145044 advertising industry hand in glove withrepparttar 145045 Podcasting community. Influx of advertising dollars will lend more credibility to Podcasting and this medium will be taken more seriously as well.

The Power of the BLOG

Written by Matt Bacak - The Powerful Promoter


Can a Blog earn you a prison sentence? Ask Mojtaba Saminejad. He is an Iranian whose Blog, published inrepparttar Farsi language, earned him a two-year prison sentence in June 2005.

The online community is fast waking up torepparttar 145031 power of blogs which have spread acrossrepparttar 145032 internet like wild fire. If you are still grappling withrepparttar 145033 word BLOG, these are online websites which are diary-like in approach and people are free to publish news or their ideas and thoughts. Blogs are very popular as they are simple to use and in most cases, free.

However, professional bloggers (people who have a decent no. of hours of blogging to their credit) will admit that blogging is not as easy as waking up inrepparttar 145034 morning, checking out some posts and putting together a few witty lines before you brush your teeth. You do need to be knowledgeable aboutrepparttar 145035 subject you are writing on or you are likely to be torn apart by people who are.

Having a Blog has its own set of inherent advantages which are obvious and some which are not so obvious. The better known advantages are:

Freedom to express: If you like to build a chain of communication and use that as food for thought and for your existence, a BLOG isrepparttar 145036 best way to create this outlet. You can express your opinion openly and you just might be surprised byrepparttar 145037 number of people who would agree with you. Such communication channels also help build momentum for a particular line of thought.

Networking at its best: If you own a blog which has genuine exchange of ideas it can evolve onto a good platform to network and grow your business. It is easier to impress potential customers with a strong and valid point of view rather than a price quote.

Excellent advertising platform: The sheer size of community generated at a popular blog provides an excellent advertising platform for advertisers. Withrepparttar 145038 hunger for new advertising platforms which is both innovative and cost effective, blogs seems likerepparttar 145039 next location forrepparttar 145040 big bucks of advertisers.

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