Podcasting

Podcasting is a fairly new idea in the realm of web 2.0 that has revolutionized the way we listen to and watch our favorite shows. In the spirit of everything 2.0 podcasts allow the user to choose what they want to watch, when they want to watch it, and where because you can take it with you on a any one of your portable devices. There are a variety of different podcasts out there from comedy to music to how-to shows. Many websites and radio shows now have their own podcasts to add additional content for viewers who want something extra. The key feature of podcasts is that you can subscribe to them through RSS feeds or other ways that can download them to your iTunes directly once a new show is released. Podcasting has almost allowed people to make their own radio stations for themselves. Before when you turned on the radio you had to listen to whatever was on at the time. Now, you can edit your own podcast together bringing in parts of your favorite shows such as sports, politics, world news, and so forth and you don’t need to rely on your own radio dial. It is also another way for the average joe to get their voice out and create their own type of radio show with friends or by themselves and distribute it to the world very easily. If you are good enough, you can gain a following and become famous on the internet through your podcast. It is a great and new way to make a living through the power of technology. The greatest podcasts are those that give us new and original content and not just re-purposed information that can be found on a radio show or website. They can give us new insight into topics on the world or be shows that are there to entertain us with humor. Whatever you wish to listen to it is all at your fingertips due to the power of podcasting.

Here is a great list that Paste Magazine made of their 10 favorite podcasts.

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