Musings from George


Podcasts — who’s listening to them?
September 30, 2005, 6:00 pm
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The old adage about a tree falling in the forest … that’s what comes to mind about so many of the podcasts that are available. Easy to produce, but difficult to consume — linear, you can’t scan them, and they’re big.
Where are the good ones? AudioNet provides NPR and NYTimes articles, and charges; but the many free ones are like blogs without an index.

Can anyone point me at a great podcast? or how you find and choose one?

George

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I want to talk to you about this stuff… where are the great editors – curators – what are the issues ‘curating’ RSS feeds? Any thoughts?

Comment by cityzenjane

I guess that is what I was looking for. We have created a printing press of one, which is searchable but not usually edited at all. RSS enables us to drown in as many feeds as we choose to take, and tools like delicious…. enable us to share our “likes”, but I don’t know how blogging will evolve to an edited / improved / streamlined source of great knowledge. We have millions of choruses of one, and some have beautiful voices — how to find them, how to share knowledge of them, evades me.

“ranking” sites as Technorati does by # links, # of readers helps identify what is popular. I for one don’t find popular synonymous with good very often (witness the witless American Idol).

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