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…
John Blake says
Dave Winer’s 1/13/05, podcast outlines interesting ideas related to your podblog and this concept of how bloggers have their own slant to their reporting.
Dave blogs: “Today’s podcast is in preparation for next week’s Harvard conference on blogging, journalism and credibility, I discuss integrity in the media, at much greater length than I will get a chance to at the conference.”
Doug Kaye says
You may find it easier to use the Clip feature on the IT Conversations web site. For example, for the Doug Rushkoff presentation, go to this page: http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail243.html and click on the Clip hyperlink. You can create a reference to the audio excerpt without having to make a copy, edit, etc.
…doug kaye (producer, IT Conversations)
Steve Dembo says
This is exactly what I love about Podcasting so far. I can’t wait until I can fill my entire commute with round table discussions about educational practices, current research presentations, recordings of workshops from conferences that I was unable to attend, and current global news about education and technology.
By the end of this year, it will be amazing the amount of content that will be available. Some of it will undoubtable be quality 🙂
On a similar note, I’ve been trying to figure out what might be a good way to ‘bookmark’ pieces of podcasts. Here’s what I would love to see (even though I know I’m dreaming): While listening to a recording, you click a button to mark the entry point and exit point to something you’d like to respond to. The player makes a note of those time codes, and the next time you sync the device, a piece of software similar to Audicity takes that file, copies out that section of audio and puts it into a specific playlist that you could then use for your own audio response, attach to a blog post or create a feed from that other people could subscribe to. So I could subscribe to just the audio that you found interesting from your daily commute.
The way I figure it, if we keep thinking up new things to do with this stuff, someone out there (or some student) will figure out how to make it happen!