The Podcasting Phenomenon

Above are the two most important podcast pioneers.  The First is Adam Curry, an ex MTV presenter, and the other is Dave Winer, a program and blogger and also the creator of RSS.  They were friends since the early 90’s and they would discuss how to develop better systems to download and offer audio files through the internet.

So what does podcasting really mean?  It is a very controversial term but, most of the pioneers conclude that podcasting comes from: IPOD + BROADCASTING… (Do we really need an IPOD to subscribe or to listen to a Podcast? Of course not, but Curry had the IPOD on his mind while creating the whole structure.

What are the benefits of podcasting?  Web syndication, automatic processes, from push medium to pull medium, no gatekeeper, and portable, and a new channel to communicate.


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