If you have not heard of the term podcasts yet, chances are that you will in the upcoming months. A podcast is simply a radio show broadcasted digitally over the internet of through a portable MP3 player, such as the Apple Ipod. It is similar to TV and radio with the only exception being the difference in data (TV/Radio broadcasted via airwaves and podcasts being sent digitally).
In a nutshell, podcasts are all of the following:
-Podcasts are like radio or television shows. They come in audio and video form.
-Podcasts can be listened to on an Apple Ipod, your computer, or another MP3 player.
-Podcasts can be distributed on any topic. You name it: News, Music, Politics, Business, Tips, Finance, etc
Podcast popularity is measured by how many people subscribe to our podcast. The Long Island Podcast Network at http://www.lipodcastnetwork.com currently has over 5,500 subscribers from Long Island as of January 22.
Long Island Podcast Network at http://www.lipodcastnetwork.com advertises podcast shows from companies in Long Island and lets podcasters from Long Island piggy back on our web site.
Interesting Podcast Facts:
Podcasts are more convenient than TV or radio broadcast since they go where you: in the car, on the plane or train, and for those joggers who like to take their ipods with them.
Podcasting has been described as TiVo for Internet audio, because it lets users save content digitally, and replay it at their convenience. This comparison, though, only addresses the idea of time-shifting, and not the idea that podcasting lowers barriers to entry, creates an alternate distribution model for audio content or that it lets publishers extend the reach of Internet content to times when people aren't even connected.
Podcasting can be used for publishing any type of audio, and some developers are exploring the idea of using the same techniques to publish video and other types of content.
Podcasting is spreading quickly because of the rapid adoption of MP3 players, and the desire of owners to have fresh content.