As you all know I have a comment button where you can leave an audio comment for me to hear later. Well I had some time today so I did a bit of poking around the Odeo site today and I found some cool stuff.
One of the things I found was that you can log into Odeo and record some audio. After you have recorded your audio and then go to your profile. You will see down the bottom listed are “Your Podcasts”. If you click on the recording that you made you will see the details of the recording that you made. Notice the RSS next to the “Audio in this Podcast”? This RSS feed is for the audio that you recorded. Each time that you record some audio the RSS feed is updated and people are notified of the addition in their reader. If they have a reader that is capable of downloading enclosures they can download the audio you recorded & listen to it!
My RSS feed for Odeo is: http://www.odeo.com/channel/92486/rss (put that in your RSS reader).
The implication of this is that if you hate typing but want to blog, or if you want an easy quick way to communicate; then why not Blogcast? I think that this opens up opportunities for disabled people as well. I recorded some stuff and listened to it and I must say that the audio quality is excellent.
The other great advantage to it is that there are no downloads necessary, no knowledge of enclosures and how they work is necessary, no knowledge of podcasting is necessary. If you have a microphone and can talk you can blogcast. Essentially Podcasting is what you are doing! I think this is an application of Web2.0 at it’s best.
The Odeo site has put together some great fun tools to play around with. You can subscribe to Podcasts. Listen to podcasts. Make recordings. And start a blogcast.
By the way you can subscribe to my Blogcast if you like but I am a man of the written word and it won’t be long until the Podcast is up and running.