Podcasting, the innovative and rapidly growing
way of "Giving the World a Voice," can transform a PC into a tool for creating, uploading,
and transmitting a private radio show. Its phenomenal growth is being matched by its potential
revolutionary impact. In less than a year, it has grown from an idea for discussion to an
event that is being compared to the internet explosion and the early days of AM radio.
Podcasting appeals to a variety of people for an equally varied
number of reasons.
Garage bands, managerial professionals, single mothers, bass fishermen, hobbyists,
classroom teachers, small churches, and large corporations-all are finding podcasting
to be the ideal vehicle for sharing their message, music, views, advice, and products
with audiences throughout the world.
Podcasting allows the user the ability to record, edit, create,
and broadcast audio programming
to anyone with an audio device that supports MP3 files.
With the addition of XML formatting to create an RSS feed, a listener is then able to subscribe
to a feed and download audio content on demand.
Podcasting's break from the traditional models of radio allows broadcasters and their audiences
to engage in exchanges free from the traditional restrictions of the airwaves and the constraints
of traditional program schedules.
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