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Geek News Central #67 2005-05-24

Posted by geeknews at 2:32 AM on May 24, 2005

I want to thank the folks at KITV for giving me a chance to practice my television broadcast skills. I’ll be honest with you I’ll stick to Podcasting :) I have included at the bottom of todays show notes a review of Chapter 3 of my book Podcasting The Do it Yourself Guide that was written by a fellow podcaster. I wanted to thank him for such a generous write up and I hope you feel the same way on the other 14 chapters.

Are you a Weblogger and Podcaster we need you to start pointing your weblogs entries towards The Podcast Awards website we really need help in getting some more sponsors and getting the word out on the upcoming contest.

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[Slashdot Review another great Tech Podcasts Network Affiliate]

If you are a weblogger and you have RSS Ads in your feeds and your running partial feeds I have unsubscribed from your content!

I was not real clear on my Stats need. I am looking for weblog analysis tools that are good in validating and providing data on streams!

Wormhole
Podcast in iTunes
BlogTorrent Search Engine
Apple using Pentium Chips
Are you being monitored at work!
Roadcasting
Google Library Protest
Windows Validation tool hacked and a rant by me!
Vonage CEO Interview!
Cracking Wep!
Skype Affiliate Programs
Elementary kids get lectured on File Sharing?
Forrester Number on Podcasting Low!
Shuttle fuel tank good.
Second Draft on Anonymous Blogging!
BlogPulse
Skype Blog

Contest Winner Scott Westerman reviews Chapter 3, Scott you are to kind!

(Hey Todd.. I’m happy to pay for your outstanding work, but couldn’t resist sending this well deserved review.. Thanks for inspiring us wannabe authors to realize that perhaps we, too, could write a book! I only hope when I finish mine that it’s half as enjoyable as yours will surely be. Scott Westerman keener13.com)

When media historians write about the summer of 2004, they will note that it was the year that the public truly regained control of broadcasting. The podcast revolution has made it possible for anyone with something to say to again have a platform to say it. And Todd Cochrane’s excellent new book, Podcasting: Do It Yourself Guide (Wiley), makes the process accessable to everybody.

Cochrane is uniquely qualified to teach. His weekly Geek News Central podcast sets a high standard in both content and technical quality. But Todd’s greatest gift is his ability to translate geek-speak into a language that the rest of us can understand. With a disarmingly readable style, he mythodically takes us through the sometimes daunting steps involved in creating a listenable podcast, from selecting the right equipment to finding a place to host the show.
From the art of finding and downloading programs to the vagueries of Dave Winers cryptic RSS (Really Simple Syndication) protocol, Cochrane paints a compelling picture of the Internet’s new-new thing in a way that entices even the most casual reader to make her own personal audio statement.

When the Federal Radio Commission wrote the first rudimentary rules for the new broadcast medium back in 1924, the objective was to provide a diversity of voices that would serve “the public interest, convenience and necessity.” it’s taken nearly 80 years, but at last, Podcasting: Do It Yourself Guide makes that dream real.

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