Of course the readers of the SV Sleuth are hip, up to date and know all about podcasting, but just for your co-workers who are peeking over you shoulder:
A podcast is an audio show that is distributed in mp3 format over the internet. You can play them on your iPod (hence the name: ipod + broadcast = podcast) or any other portable media player for that matter. In essence a podcast is a spoken weblog.
The thing is: I don't get it. Why should I want to listen to the mumblings of other web users? If it weren't for my RSS reader, I wouldn't read most weblogs that I browse through on a daily basis because they rarely offer anything worth reading. Why should I bother downloading an mp3 to my computer, uploading them to an iPod (which I don't own by the way), only to find out then that they bore me to sleep?
I mostly listen to the radio in my car. But when I got out to battle the Silicon Valley traffic, getting traffic information is my primary priority. Otherwise, I'll just pop in a CD.
Travelling on airplanes, I'll use my laptop as an audio player until both batteries wear out. It's better than an iPod since I can play movies too.
So again, no need for podcasts, let alone that I have any time to listen them.
If you disagree (or agree), please enlighten me by commenting below.
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