Podcasts  Josh Clark, UCD Science Librarian [email_address] IS 20090 Web 2.0 & Social Media: An Introduction   14 October ...
What we’ll cover: <ul><li>Podcasting: what is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting history </li></ul><ul><li>What’s involved? ...
What is a Podcast? <ul><li>an audio file (usually .mp3) </li></ul><ul><li>available to download from the Web </li></ul><ul...
What makes it so great? <ul><li>listen when you want, where you want </li></ul><ul><li>ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>autom...
An Advantage <ul><li>Radio is big business these days; it’s too expensive to create a station that focuses on a niche mark...
How Does It Work?
How Does It Work? What a podcast aggregator (like an RSS feed reader) does:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some History… Internet Web Blogging (& RSS) “ Audio blogging” PODCASTING!
Some History… <ul><li>Radio UserLand  – early blogging software which included RSS reader </li></ul><ul><li>It was called ...
Dave Winer (again)….
Some History…early “podcasting”
Some History…early “podcasting”
Some History…early “podcasting”
 
Even More History… Adam Curry , a host on MTV back in the 80s, wrote software which checked for new updates on blogs, etc....
Which became:
So….Who Podcasts? <ul><li>People like you and me </li></ul><ul><li>Radio personalities (DJs) </li></ul><ul><li>People in b...
Bank of Ireland Business Podcast
 
 
Click “Subscribe” button the latest episode downloads to your iTunes account every time a new episode is released it will ...
Use in Education <ul><li>Used heavily by educators </li></ul><ul><li>Journal editors and contributors are now podcasting <...
UCD  Scholarcast
 
 
 
So….Who Podcasts?
Who was the first celebrity podcaster? Trivia time:
 
Some Statistics… <ul><li>According to Internet marketing research firm eMarketer: </li></ul>increase of 251% (2007-2012)
Some Statistics… And worldwide? Between June 2007 and March 2008 worldwide podcast downloading increased from 21% to 49%
Who Listens? <ul><li>Generally under age 50 </li></ul><ul><li>More males than females (22% vs. 16%) </li></ul><ul><li>(sou...
Legal Issues <ul><li>Podcasts are considered to be public broadcasts </li></ul><ul><li>In most instances music, written an...
 
Making It Profitable
The Future <ul><li>Becoming more and more mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>Early days, according to many watchers of the media...
The future is mobile…. iPhone apps – hundred’s of ‘em “ Twitter of podcasts”
 
How do you create a podcast?
How do you create a podcast?
How do you create a podcast?
How do you create a podcast?
How do you create a podcast?
How do you create a podcast?
IS 20090 housekeeping <ul><li>Next Wednesday (Oct 21 st ) lecture on  Virtual Worlds  – in HSL Information Skills Room (br...
mentioned links <ul><li>iTunes:  http://www.apple.com/itunes/ </li></ul><ul><li>Zune (Microsoft):  http://social.zune.net/...
mentioned links <ul><li>About Adam Curry:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Curry </li></ul><ul><li>Bank of Ireland Busin...
mentioned links <ul><li>Podsafe Audio (copyright-free music):  http://www.podsafeaudio.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mashable art...
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  • Someone puts audio files on the Internet and creates a feed for subscription purposes. The feed checks for updates as they are uploaded to the Web, “Podcatcher” software can be used (such as iTunes) to organise and then download the new podcast installment to your computer or mp3 player for portable listening!
  • First the Internet, then the Web, then blogs, along with RSS technology, then the adding of audio files to blogs (“audio blogging”), then podcatcher software…and finally podcasting as we know it today….basically.
  • On the request of a user, the software was configured so that audio files could be included. The RSS aggregator picked this up and allowed audio files to be syndicated
  • Adam Curry – “The Podfather”
  • The prototype for iPodder did a very basic job of collecting audio files from different sources on the Internet, and automatically loading them onto iPods so one could listen to them at their leisure. Curry named the code iPodder, and he released the first version to the public on August 15, 2004.
  • A revolution – anyone can broadcast anything
  • A revolution – anyone can broadcast anything
  • A revolution – anyone can broadcast anything
  • A revolution – anyone can broadcast anything
  • Educators use podcasts for distance learning, recording lectures, thoughts and value-added information for their students and others
  • A revolution – anyone can broadcast anything
  • iTunes University
  • Different subjects
  • A revolution – anyone can broadcast anything… BlogTalkRadio is a provider of thousands of internet talk radio shows. Our streaming and archived shows are produced by anyone that wants to be an internet radio host.
  • trivia
  • Paris Hilton!
  • US statistics
  • Quite an increase and set to grow even more
  • Podcasting can be tricky when it comes to copyright. As they are considered public broadcasts, like any radio show, etc. you have to be careful not to use copyrighted music ro spoken word. The law is trying to catch up to the technology!
  • A computer! Essential for creating podcasts…
  • Apple’s Garageband software makes it easy to create podcasts – it comes as standard with Macs. Also integrates with iTunes for ease of use.
  • Screenshot of Audacity software – this is open source software downloaded from the web
  • A microphone! But you can always use the built-in mic found in your computer if necessary. The sound quality may not be as good….
  • A pre-amp for the microphone, though it is not essential
  • A complete setup
  • IS20090 - Week 6 - Podcasts (14th Oct. 2009)

    1. 1. Podcasts Josh Clark, UCD Science Librarian [email_address] IS 20090 Web 2.0 & Social Media: An Introduction 14 October 2009
    2. 2. What we’ll cover: <ul><li>Podcasting: what is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting history </li></ul><ul><li>What’s involved? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the future? </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is a Podcast? <ul><li>an audio file (usually .mp3) </li></ul><ul><li>available to download from the Web </li></ul><ul><li>syndicated download is the key! </li></ul><ul><li>available for subscription using RSS </li></ul>
    4. 4. What makes it so great? <ul><li>listen when you want, where you want </li></ul><ul><li>ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>automated! </li></ul><ul><li>anyone can create with a little know-how </li></ul>
    5. 5. An Advantage <ul><li>Radio is big business these days; it’s too expensive to create a station that focuses on a niche market </li></ul><ul><li>Too much regulation, large licence fees, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting is cheap, available to all, and you can focus on whatever you want! </li></ul>
    6. 6. How Does It Work?
    7. 7. How Does It Work? What a podcast aggregator (like an RSS feed reader) does:
    8. 16. Some History… Internet Web Blogging (& RSS) “ Audio blogging” PODCASTING!
    9. 17. Some History… <ul><li>Radio UserLand – early blogging software which included RSS reader </li></ul><ul><li>It was called “audio blogging” (2002) </li></ul>
    10. 18. Dave Winer (again)….
    11. 19. Some History…early “podcasting”
    12. 20. Some History…early “podcasting”
    13. 21. Some History…early “podcasting”
    14. 23. Even More History… Adam Curry , a host on MTV back in the 80s, wrote software which checked for new updates on blogs, etc., read the file enclosure to see where to go to download the audio file, then automatically transferred the mp3 file to an iPod
    15. 24. Which became:
    16. 25. So….Who Podcasts? <ul><li>People like you and me </li></ul><ul><li>Radio personalities (DJs) </li></ul><ul><li>People in business – Bank of Ireland, RTE… </li></ul><ul><li>Educators (see ScholarCast – UCD’s own podcast) </li></ul>
    17. 26. Bank of Ireland Business Podcast
    18. 29. Click “Subscribe” button the latest episode downloads to your iTunes account every time a new episode is released it will download to your account automatically, where you can pick it up later!
    19. 30. Use in Education <ul><li>Used heavily by educators </li></ul><ul><li>Journal editors and contributors are now podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Nature, New Scientist, etc. </li></ul>
    20. 31. UCD Scholarcast
    21. 35. So….Who Podcasts?
    22. 36. Who was the first celebrity podcaster? Trivia time:
    23. 38. Some Statistics… <ul><li>According to Internet marketing research firm eMarketer: </li></ul>increase of 251% (2007-2012)
    24. 39. Some Statistics… And worldwide? Between June 2007 and March 2008 worldwide podcast downloading increased from 21% to 49%
    25. 40. Who Listens? <ul><li>Generally under age 50 </li></ul><ul><li>More males than females (22% vs. 16%) </li></ul><ul><li>(source: Pew Internet Project - Aug. 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Those with broadband more likely to download podcasts </li></ul>
    26. 41. Legal Issues <ul><li>Podcasts are considered to be public broadcasts </li></ul><ul><li>In most instances music, written and spoken word are copyrighted </li></ul><ul><li>The law has been trying to catch up to the technology </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: so be careful! </li></ul>
    27. 43. Making It Profitable
    28. 44. The Future <ul><li>Becoming more and more mainstream </li></ul><ul><li>Early days, according to many watchers of the media </li></ul><ul><li>Barrier to entry – much easier to watch an online video than create a podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Value-added podcasts – great potential for education and business </li></ul>
    29. 45. The future is mobile…. iPhone apps – hundred’s of ‘em “ Twitter of podcasts”
    30. 47. How do you create a podcast?
    31. 48. How do you create a podcast?
    32. 49. How do you create a podcast?
    33. 50. How do you create a podcast?
    34. 51. How do you create a podcast?
    35. 52. How do you create a podcast?
    36. 53. IS 20090 housekeeping <ul><li>Next Wednesday (Oct 21 st ) lecture on Virtual Worlds – in HSL Information Skills Room (bring your student card!!) </li></ul>
    37. 54. mentioned links <ul><li>iTunes: http://www.apple.com/itunes/ </li></ul><ul><li>Zune (Microsoft): http://social.zune.net/podcasts/ </li></ul><ul><li>Juice: http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>DoubleTwist (cross platform): http://www.doubletwist.com </li></ul><ul><li>Mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Winer’s Scripting News blog (mentioning his audio weblog): http://www.scripting.com/2001/01/11.html </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Winer discussing his vision of “payloads for RSS” (enclosures allowing attachments to RSS text feeds): </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thetwowayweb.com/payloadsforrss </li></ul><ul><li>Christopher Lydon’s Interviews (with early use of RSS enclosures): http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/blogs/audio/lydonRss.xml </li></ul>
    38. 55. mentioned links <ul><li>About Adam Curry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Curry </li></ul><ul><li>Bank of Ireland Business podcasts: http://www.boi.ie/html/gws/business/podcast/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Sense Newshour with Jim Puplava: http://www.financialsense.com/fsn/main.html </li></ul><ul><li>Nature (journal) podcast: http://www.nature.com/nature/podcast/ </li></ul><ul><li>UCD Scholarcasts (School of English initiative): http://www.ucd.ie/scholarcast/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Talk Radio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mashable’s reporting on eMarketer findings on podcasting in 2008: http://mashable.com/2008/02/04/podcasting-revenue-projections/ </li></ul><ul><li>Pew Internet & American Life Project statistics on podcast downloading 2008: http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2008/Podcast-Downloading-2008/Data-Memo.aspx?r=1 </li></ul>
    39. 56. mentioned links <ul><li>Podsafe Audio (copyright-free music): http://www.podsafeaudio.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mashable article on making money from podcasting: http://mashable.com/2009/10/01/podcast-money-making-tips/ </li></ul><ul><li>AudioBoo (iPhone app for making podcasts): http ://audioboo.fm/ </li></ul>
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