Podcasting and Really Simple Syndication (RSS)

Podcasting and Really Simple Syndication (RSS)

Anna C. McFadden (The University of Alabama, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-863-5.ch058
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Abstract

The simple nature of podcasting and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) belies the power for change embodied in them, either singly or in tandem. On the surface, podcasting is merely the recording of an audio file in MP3 format for sharing on the Internet, an MP3 player or some other device; this chapter covers the history and technical aspects of that process. Podcasting and the RSS feeds that keep consumers of podcasting connected to the source are examined as part of a larger movement in computer mediated collaboration that centers on mobility, immediacy, and interactivity. Podcasting, as a personal tool or an organizationally managed one is examined in terms of types of podcasts, their current applications and future trends that can be anticipated in their use..

Key Terms in this Chapter

Mobilecast: Podcasting to mobile phone that has voice recording capability.

Creative Commons: A nonprofit organization that has developed six copyright licenses, known as Creative Commons Licenses, for authors, scientists, artists, and educators to copyright their creative work. Each copyright license covers a different set of conditions of the copyright from “All Rights Reserved” to “Some Rights Reserved.”

Vodcast/VideoCasting: A process similar to podcasting, but video clips are distributed through RSS 2.0 enclosures instead of audio clips.

RSS: Abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) RSS is a syndication format that aggregates updates to blogs, news sites, and podcasts.

Vodcast/VideoCasting: A process similar to podcasting, but video clips are distributed through RSS 2.0 enclosures instead of audio clips.

Creative Commons: A nonprofit organization that has developed six copyright licenses, known as Creative Commons Licenses, for authors, scientists, artists, and educators to copyright their creative work. Each copyright license covers a different set of conditions of the copyright from “All Rights Reserved” to “Some Rights Reserved.”

Bandwidth: It is the amount of data that can be passed along a communications line any given period of time.

Wav: The native audio file format for Window. Wav files are often the format standard for professional recording and are very large files so they are not practical for use on the Internet, which is why podcasts are converted to MP3s before being uploaded/published to the Internet.

Podcast: An audio file that has been converted to an MP3 file for playback in a MP3 player, PDA/PocketPC, Cell Phone, or computer.

Podcast: An audio file that has been converted to an MP3 file for playback in a MP3 player, PDA/PocketPC, Cell Phone, or computer.

MP3: An audio file that uses an MPEG standard used mostly for digitally transmitting music over the Internet.

Wav: The native audio file format for Window. Wav files are often the format standard for professional recording and are very large files so they are not practical for use on the Internet, which is why podcasts are converted to MP3s before being uploaded/published to the Internet.

Mobilecast: Podcasting to mobile phone that has voice recording capability.

RSS: Abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) RSS is a syndication format that aggregates updates to blogs, news sites, and podcasts.

MP3: An audio file that uses an MPEG standard used mostly for digitally transmitting music over the Internet.

Bandwidth: It is the amount of data that can be passed along a communications line any given period of time.

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