Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Move Over Blogs: Here Come Podcasts

Move Over Blogs: Here Come Podcasts
by Stephan Spencer
March 22, 2005

If you haven't heard of podcasting yet, I am not surprised. It's a brand new term—just invented earlier this year, in fact, by Ben Hammersley in an article for The Guardian newspaper.

Podcasting refers to the technology used to pull digital audio files from Web sites down to computers and devices such as MP3 players. "Podcast" is derived from the name of the iPod MP3 player from Apple, although you don't need an iPod to partake in podcasts.

Podcasting is a significant departure from traditional broadcasting because it removes the time requirement; you can listen to a podcast radio program or interview any time.

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