Tag: Podcasting

Some Ideas For Successful Podcasting

If there’s one thing many people agree on, it’s that podcasts are not an easy way of earning income (although is there truthfully any easy way online?).  John Corcoran’s look at some of your options is a good place both for new ‘casters and old hands. One of them stood out for me: Jared Easley, co-founder with Dan Franks of the podcasting conference Podcast Movement, suggests new podcasters use Patreon to generate revenue for their show, which allows a podcaster to accept contributions from listeners. While the strategy may not yield huge dollars, Easley says that “crowdfunding is a form of a litmus test

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Trivial Posts #27: Board Games, Podcasts, And Postseason Baseball

Everything looked so calm and predictable as the weekend started. Instead, I’m off to do some last-minute travelling, but not before I share some links and articles that I enjoyed this week on the web. You can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. You Helped My Battleship Transport Wool! There’s nothing like a good family board game at Christmas, and a big stack of them by the table during the rest of the year. So The Observer’s look at the resurgence of board games – especially the so-called ‘German’ board games that rarely pit you directly

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Trivial Posts #17: Slacking, Podcasting, And Hufflepuffing

A busy week for me, travelling to San Francisco and the Valley, as well as reviewing the iPhone 6S on the launch day. I also suggested that Sam Smith should sing the Bond theme for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest. The latter was before I heard it… it’s like Kevin McClory thought he could do a sensitive John Barry song and nobody had the heart to tell him. Right, on with the links. Slacking At XOXO I missed out in the raffle for tickets for this year’s XOXO conference in Portland this year (which would have meant even

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Ten years of aussie podcasting

There’s going to be a lot of these over the next two years, but I’m definitely flagging up Cameron Reilly’s post today celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the aussie pdocast “G’Day World”…. which had me on as a guest in the first fortnight (so that would be my ten-year anniversary)… which led to an invite to join The Podcast Network (Feb 14 2004), my first podcasts, and arguably that experimentation continues to this day in terms of radio, online, audio, and storytelling. Nice one, Mr C.

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EFF calls for prior art to fight Podcasting patent suit

Daniel Nazer on the EFF: We’d like to enlist your help to fight this troll. One way to defeat a troll is to prove—either in court or at the patent office—that the claimed invention was not new (or was obvious). In other words, show that the patent applicant didn’t really invent anything. To do this, we need to find publications from before October 2, 1996 that disclose similar or identical ideas (this also known as prior art). The best prior art will include publications describing early versions of podcasting or any other kind of episode distribution over the Internet. I;m drawing

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The implications behind the ‘who named podcasting’ question

What upsets me about Dave Winer’s re-fashioning of the origins of podcasting is not the debate about who got to the name ‘podcast’ first (as Winer points out, he heard this first on September 15th 2004, while Ben Hammersly talked about ‘podcast’ as an alternative to the then accepted term of ‘audioblogging’ on February 12th 2004). I’ll credit Winer and the iPodder-Dev list for adopting the name podcasting for their project, sure. I’ll credit Winer for adding enclosure support to RSS (and that’s the big one, tech wise). But there’s no way that Winer can take credit for creating a

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