Video blogging and podcasting

Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 4:11 | Posted in Blogosphere, podcast, video, Web tools | 2 Comments

There is no doubt whatsoever as to who is the most famous video blogger in the World although he takes his time between the posts:

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You may or may not have noticed that I have taken my first modest steps as a video blogger and a podcaster although it is not very likely that I am ever going to become as famous and as much quoted by the World media as he is. Yesterday morning I wrote about the Firefox video posting button and other goodies of Vodpod. Having explored the bells and whistles for a day I am starting to get a hang of it.

I have so far created two pods of my own at Vodpod. Larko’s shameless footage is exactly what the title says: it is video footage that I created myself. My recent posts appear in the sidebar of this blog as well as most of my other blogs. Since it is a genuine podcast it naturally has a feed of its own which can be subscribed here.

Watched by Larko is my second pod. It consists of video clips allover the web that caught my eye and seemed to be worth sharing. Also that pod has of course a feed which you can subscribe to. Most of the clips in both of those pods are likely to be posted at one or several of my blogs but none will probably appear in all of them.

I have always preferred to express my thoughts in writing but at my age one just has to be prepared to enter the terra incognita. Vodpod makes it easy to enter as I do not believe that video blogging and podcasting have ever before been as easy for a newbie. So I admit feeling a bit like a kid who has just discovered a new exiting toy to play with.

So while I am probably never going to be as famous as Osama bin Ladin, I think I can safely pledge to post much more frequently than he does. I also promise not to color my beard. That is if I am ever going to let it grow.

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Feedback to Andre’s ComPod

Friday, February 16, 2007 at 21:22 | Posted in Blogosphere, podcast | 5 Comments
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Andre specifically hints that he wants feedback about his latest ComPod, already number 20. There must be another Serendipity bug in progress because I was unable to post a comment. This is what I was trying to post:

The problem with the feedback is that if I were to discover a point I want to comment within the first minutes of the podcast, I may not remember it an hour later as I finish listening. I just tuned in so let us see what I remember in an hour.

The length of a full hour is a restricting factor as I would very seldom spend an hour with one single activity, unless it was reading a book or bathing in sauna. Right now I have Andre’s Compod running in my loudspeakers, Estonian TV news in the old box in the corner and I am also typing this post. Attention is something of a limited resource.

The enlargement of the topics towards the political spectrum is per se a positive feature. I expect to hear more of that.

Oh, did I mention that music is not my pint of bitter?

An audio experiment

Friday, December 15, 2006 at 11:09 | Posted in internet, podcast | 4 Comments

I experimented my microphone and Audacity software. The result was horrible but I still decided to upload it. So now that you have been warned, you have yourself to blame if you decide to listen.

Podcast against podcasts

Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 5:02 | Posted in Blogosphere, podcast | Leave a comment

Jens Scholz has made a podcast where he explains (in German) why he thinks that podcasts are sh-t. He takes a good two minutes and a half to demonstrate in a funny way how people need several minutes to make an oral point that could have been written, read and understood within seconds.

Thomas Klotz predicts that this may be the first in a series of podcasts by Jens. I would not mind if that were the case because I prefer the written word as a means of communication. Which ironically makes this the best podcast I have heard for ages.

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