Podcasting

This is a trending topic among the media and across society. No, not a chic word or phrase to attach to a hashtag in twitter, but an actual source media that is growing in awareness and use.

Now, thanks to the Internet and its instantaneous connection to millions of people, your dreams can become reality. Just as blogging has enabled almost anyone with a computer to become a bona fide reporter, podcasting allows virtually anyone with a computer to become a radio disc jockey, talk show host or recording artist.

As ipodder indicates, a podcast, simply put, is no different than a webcast, a show that is broadcast over the web and is broken up into parts or episodes. Most podcasts are similar to news radio programs and deliver information on a regular basis, while some podcasts are comedy shows or even special music broadcasts. Podcasts are most popular on Apple’s iPod and iPhone devices, hence the name podcast, but a podcast can be enjoyed from a number of different sources and can even be listened to directly on a computer.

Podcasting can reach a different group just like blogging and other forms of social media reach specific groups. Although podcasting hasn’t reached a fame like Facebook or Twitter has, it has gained publicity with various businesses as they are attempting to get their ideas and innovations out to the masses.

Similarly like a radio talk show, or someone reading a book out loud, podcasting allows information to be heard from a different portal. It works especially well for those who are driving long distances–instead of listening to song after song about love or depression, they can educate their minds on the new up-and-coming innovation.

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About lindsayyshort
i enjoy music. i hate clutter. i like to work out. im moved by nature. im inspired by people. i adore my family. i love life.

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