Beginner’s guide to podcasts and podcasting (plus: how to create a basic podcast of your own). ‘Much has been said about podcasts and podcasting since they were popularized especially in the tech/geek scene more than a year back. Just like blogs, podcasts are yet another Web 2.0 offshoot, bringing content-generation away from centralized sources (i.e., radio, television) into the consumers themselves–we are now prosumers of information and content. We produce, and we consume. Let’s say you came late in the game. Perhaps it’s only now that you’ve purchased your own portable music player, got a broadband connection, or simply got wind of this wonderful new medium that lets you listen to just about anything under the sun, and even create your own audio programmes about anything under the sun, beyond the sun, and even the sun itself!
Let’s revisit some basic concepts on podcasts and podcasting. Let’s also have a brief rundown of how to produce your own podcast.’
How-To: Podcasting. ‘This week’s How-To is a three part special complete with our first Engadget “Podcast” MP3. The first part is how to get “Podcasts” on your iPod. So what’s a Podcast? To put it simply, a Podcast is an audio file, a MP3, most likely, in talk show format, along with a way to subscribe to the show and have it automatically delivered to your iPod when you plug in to iTunes.’
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