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Description - Podcasting Pocket Guide by Kirk McElhearn

With more than three thousand feeds in the iPodder directory and at least ten more being added every day, podcasting is undeniably hot. "Podcasting Pocket Guide" is a non-technical guide for the non-geek who wants in on this revolutionary new online medium - for those interested in enjoying the best podcasts or producing them. While podcasts seem like Internet "radio programs," they are definitely not radio. And that's a very good thing for people like you with something to say. Radio waves, after all, are heavily regulated, which means you can't say whatever you want on them (in fact, most of you can't say anything on them, assuming you don't happen to be DJs). But anyone who can make an MP3 recording, host it on a web site, and publish a "feed" for it can be a podcaster. And anyone who wants access to opinions and ideas that you won't get on the radio can find them on a podcast. Small enough to fit in your pocket, the portable and affordable "Podcasting Pocket Guide" shows you how to tune into the best podcasts and download them to your favorite portable device so you can listen to them wherever and whenever you want. This handy reference even includes a listener's guide with reviews of some of the most interesting and unusual podcasts available today. From unique views on current events to music you'd never hear otherwise to sound seeing tours that take you all over the world, there's something for everyone on virtually every conceivable topic. For aspiring podcasters, "Podcasting Pocket Guide" introduces you to the tools and techniques you'll need to make and publish podcasts with the most basic of equipment: a computer, a microphone, and some free software. It includes practical tips and how-to's for creating, recording, editing, and uploading your own, professional-quality podcast. Once you've made that first recording, you can publish it online, get it listed, and start obsessing over the size of your audience!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780596102302
ISBN-10: 0596102305
Format: Paperback
(176mm x 110mm x 8mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kirk McElhearn

Kirk McElhearn is a writer and translator, and has written and co-written more than a half-dozen books on the Macintosh, covering both software and hardware. As a journalist, Kirk has written articles for a variety of publications, including Macworld magazine and TidBITS. In the past 15 years, Richard Giles has been at the forefront of digital communications and information technology. At the start of the 90s, he worked with Hutchison Telecom and was one of the first to prove mobile phone cloning. After completing his bachelor of commerce in the early 90s, and before Netscape, eBay, and Amazon, he built e-commerce solutions for major Australian companies. In the past 9 years he has worked for Sun Microsystems, engineering and selling network solutions to major organizations. Richard is fascinated by the way technology is effecting and influencing our lives, and is a pioneer in Australian weblogging and podcasting. He pays particular attention to emerging technologies, and is currently passionate about gadgets, digital liberties, online social networking, and the digital communications revolution. Jack Herrington is an engineer who writes in his little spare time. He's written a bunch of articles on a wide range of technical topics from XML to dynamic languages, digital photography to podcasting. He's also written three books: Code Generation in Action, Podcasting Hacks, and the forthcoming PHP Hacks. Why the diverse topics? Because he really doesn't stay on any particular topic for too long, though code generation does seem to be a theme and that's why he still runs the Code Generation Network. Jack currently works at a company called Leverage Software that does social networking software. Before that, he worked at Macromedia on Dreamweaver. And before that, at a startup named Certive and a biotech company called Axon Instruments. Jack never went to college, but he worked at the University of Miami for a while and is a diehard 'Canes football fan. Jack lives in the Bay Area in northern California with his wife Lori, his daughter Megan, and their two dogs, Sadie and Oso. He writes more personal stuff in his Driving Sideways blog. Jack warns that he's a hardcore liberal, so you may not like his views there; he's fairly active politically. You can also visit his family wiki. For fun, he bikes, hikes, bakes, makes origami, and now plays golf.

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