Today when I when to the gym to for my daily dose of self-inflicted pain, I was listening to The Chris Evans Show (a weekly radio show from BBC‘s Radio 2, also available as a Podcast) on my iPod, when it just occurred to me why I love Podast’s and what I love about Podcasting. Simply because I love Radio – and have always done. Podcasting has simply made some of the best radio shows available for download and consumption at anytime. So then, what makes a good Podcast? There are so many Podcast available out there, and to be honest, most of the are quite boring unless you love to hear to geeks talking for 40 minutes about RSS. Most Podcast’s simply lack either an entertaining voice or good enough sound quality to make listening worthwhile. But while I was listening to Chris Evans, I realized that what makes a good Podcast:
- an interesting, engaging and entertaining VOICE
- an interesting subject
Most podcasters unfortunately fails here – the are simply dead boring and don’t understand the value of the VOICE. My favourite Podcasts at the moment are:
- The Chris Evans Show – because it is so fun & entertaining
- The Daily Source Code – entertaining & Podcast relevant content
- Shrink Rap Radio – Psychology meets Podcasting, top quality content
- NPR’s On The Media – great weekly media round-up
- In The Groove, Jazz and Beyond -a fantastic jazz Podcast
- NPR Books – interesting book reviews
- For Immediate Release – Good update on what’s cooking in the PR world
Although Podcasting like blogs has opened up the world for anybody who has something or noting to say, and in that sense lowered the barrier for publishing, I believe that very few will be make it in the long run. Just like blogging in the near future probably will be a part of the traditional media, I think the professional broadcasters will be dominating the future of Podcasting. However, there will be some “amateur podcasters” that will break through thanks to the democratic broadcasting tool Podcasting is, but they will eventually be snapped up by the big media guys and join the traditional media establishment. But again, they will make it because: they are entertaining, engaging and has a great voice…
Guy Kawasaki from “Let the good times roll”, by provides us with some valuable advice about the art of creating a community. Having been involved in quite a few “community building companies”, I think that Maxthon by far exceeds them all. The thriving, ever growing and passionate Maxthon community is build [...]
Guy Kawasaki from “Let the good times roll”, by provides us with some valuable advice about the art of creating a community. Having been involved in quite a few “community building companies”, I think that Maxthon by far exceeds them all. The thriving, ever growing and passionate Maxthon community is build by users and with users around one common interest, namely creating the best possible browsing experience out there. Just to get a feel of the Maxthon community read Ron White’s article in Network Computing to get a feel..
Maxthon has several sites initiated and build by community members themselves from plug-in-sites, skins-sites, help-sites, to blogs sites and Wikis‘ and much more. The art of creating a community is, to constantly nurture it, let is develop by itself as an ever changing organic being. However, just as every beautiful garden needs the caring touch of a gardener – so a community needs the caring hand of its community builder.
Like Guy rightfully points out – it is very important to stimulate the discourse and not try to play down critical voices from within the community on stuff you’re doing. There will always be people who don’t approve of what your are doing etc, but ignoring critical voices from you community, is like not listening to one of your family members. Hey, they are part of the family, and many times the reason for why your company reached where it reached – you listen to your family don’t you?
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It seems like Scoble have nothing better to do over at Microsoft today than inventing a new word (brrreeeport), then tag it and see what happens. BTW, the brrreeeport sounds extremely familiar to a certain bodily sound that Adam Curry happens to let loose in the Daily Source Code on a regular basis like a 30 second spot…sponsored by (oh you know by whoom..). The worst thing is that even I find myself writing a post on it..Is this the sad true state of the blogosphere today, or is it just what makes people tick’?
Looking at the more serious side of it (if there is any..) when I was running a blog campaign for Samsung Mobile’s Anyfilms.net some time ago, I noticed that Google Blog Search by far out numbered Technorati and the others in tracking the posts. Technorati turned out to be really disappointing as a reliable tracking tool (which was a pity since I really like their service). The big surprise however, was MSN Search tracking far more blogs with the tag “anyfilms” than the others (after Google of course).
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