Overview of Podcasting
"What do the pope and Paris Hilton have in common? They’re both podcasters – and you can be one too.
"Ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, podcasts are essentially do-it-yourself recorded radio programs posted online. Anyone can download them free, and, using special software, listeners can subscribe to favorite shows and even have them automatically downloaded to a portable digital music player.
"Despite what the name suggests, podcasts can be played not just on iPods but on any device that has an MP3 player program, including PC’s and laptops."
John R. Quain. Now, Audio Blogs for Those Who Aspire to Be D.J.’s. The New York Times. May 12, 2005.
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