Videoblog…no….podcast…hey, it’s both!
One of the key players in Web 2.0 is a guy named Eric Rice. I came across his site, Audioblog.com, right after I started my blog last December. I wanted to be able to stream audio and he had video to boot. His offering is *very* affordable, brain-dead-simple to use and attractively delivered (as Flash content) wrapped in graphics and animated buttons/sliders.
Eric hits my blog: After my podcast yesterday (which admittedly had audio too low in volume but I understand what happened now), Eric found my Edirol R1 review and came “back at me” with a kinda videoblog and kinda podcast in this post. The fun thing is to have a guy I’ve observed from afar — who “gets it”, is plugged in and has already built an enabling technology people are scrambling to use — pay any attention to some guy up here in the Northland dipping his toe in the Web 2.0 water.
Here’s the other cool thing: Eric came back at me with his Archos video player (that doubles as an audio recorder) which I’d never even considered before buying my Edirol! (Can you say, “EBay”?).
What happened today is one of the absolute best parts of the blogging/videoblogging/audioblogging/podcasting <insert your buzzword here> phenomena: the exchange of ideas that build upon one another; the connections that are made; the fun richness of these experiences and the ability for more of us to communicate than ever before.
About Steve Borsch
SiteGround is 'The One'
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.