Ok, so this is my new concept, podblogging in the sense of listening to podcasts and then capturing the best of what’s in there in a blog post. It’s the same filtering process that regular blogging entails, but with audio. If I could find someone to listen to all the great stuff that’s being produced and yank out just the good parts, well…let’s just say I’d be really happy.
This week, I listened to two great podcasts. The latest Gillmor Gang covered all sorts of interesting topics, but there were a few moments when Doc Searles and the rest were talking about the meaning of this media revolution that were not to be missed. Here’s a quote from Doc:
“[We’re seeing the] podization of everything. You get whatever you want from whomever you want and there’s nothing stopping you from producing or consuming, from buying or selling, and that everyone gets to play.”
Here’s a four-minute snippet you can listen to if you like.
The other snippet I grabbed was from the Pop Tech presentation of Doug Rushkoff last fall. (Both of these are via the most excellent ITC Conversations site, btw.) He was speaking on a Next Renaissance, and one of his ideas was the “Society of Authorship” that we are now entering. A quote:
“Meaning is made through collaboration, by connecting with other people… The next Renaissance teaches us first that we are writing the human story, we are responsible for the human story. We are doing it, writing it in real time whether we know it or not. And most importantly, that we have the ability now to write it together.”
Here’s 3:30 of audio to give it more context.
I have to say I’m really liking being able to listen to quality content like this while I’m doing my 20-minute commute. These are a couple of what I would call “Big Ideas”. Making me think. Thinking is good…