Podscope: Search *inside* of podcasts
Back in February I did a post about “Searching *inside* your photos, podcasts, videos and more…” which described some of the enterprise tools that are available which could solve a problem about to explode with the groundswell of media being created: big blobs like media files require metadata tags to be added to them describing what’s inside the file (which most humans just won’t do). Just think about your own email filing in to folders or how you manage all the computer files on your desktop. Bet you don’t do either.
Though I’ve met a few anally retentive and/or highly organized individuals who *do* perform metatagging or have built a taxonomy of folders on their computer for storing stuff…it’s the rare individual who does it. Just one reason why Mac OS X Tiger will contain Spotlight and Longhorn will contain search so people can easily have their own explosion of unstructured content on their computers easily searched and managed. I was and am convinced there are enterprise-class tools that make the process of finding what’s inside media files manageable and — when hosted and offered as software-as-a-service — could apply enough horsepower to solve the problem for mere mortals.
Enter a new hosted service currently in Beta called “Podscope” powered by “TVEyes“. They’re offering exactly what I’d described in that earlier post: using an industrial strength, enterprise-class toolset and applying it to a micro problem like looking for what’s inside a podcast.
Very cool and just the start of this trend in my view….
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.