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February 11, 2005

I probably should be joining the hype

It seems they (and I'm not quite sure who "they" are, but I have a rough idea) are seriously hyping podcasting — you know the hype is on when articles start appearing in daily newspapers.

That's quite surprising given that the more or less official podcasting site contains very little useable information on what podcasting is and how it works — seems the folks who invented it have such a clear idea about these things that they don't deem it necessary to explain it properly (fortunately, some other people do).

As with audioblogging, of which podcasting is an obvious derivative, I'm not sure what uses it can be put to. Much as I'd appreciate having my own pseudo radio show ("The Aardvark Talks"?), these things seem pretty pointless if you have nothing to talk about. And as I'm currently having something of a dry blogging spell (you may have noticed) and often don't even know what to write about, I'm not sure if starting a podcast now would be such a great idea.

But then as the owner of a new iPod I feel almost compelled to do it. Not listen to other people's podcasts, mind you — can't really be bothered — but really unleash my own worthless audio material on the world out there and wonder if other people can be bothered to listen to it. It might be worth a try.

Posted by Horst on February 11, 2005 09:46 AM to metablogging | Tell-a-friend

gibarian said on February 18, 2005 11:55 AM:

A few days ago I acquired the so-called AldiPod and am now starting to get into that whole podcast thing as well. I'm not quite sure yet what to think of it, but I think it's a nice distraction. Maybe you should start doing podcasts, I don't think there are too many Austrians yet who do.

Horst said on February 19, 2005 12:26 AM:

It's in the works, and it will be a co-production. All that's required is a tiny bit of patience... details will follow.

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