The folks at CommonCraft have done it again. Here’s a great video explaining podcasts.

podcasts I like too

April 7, 2008

Looking for some library-related podcasts? Stephen Francoeur, from Digital Reference has added some podcasts worth listening and subscribing to on the LisWiki Podcast page.  A few of my favourites on the list include Library Geeks and LibVibe

Looking to produce a podcast for your library? Listen to what other libraries are doing on the Library Success Podcasting Wiki page.



CommandN is one of my favourite podcasts. Featuring Amber Mac, Will Pate, and Jeff MacArthur, it offers brief, weekly tech news and tips. The episodes are short (15 minutes or less), and websites mentioned can be found on the CommandN blog.

In episode #120, Will Pate talks about his favourite Twitter tools. Some of these are my faves too. If you are looking to maximize your tweeting experience, take a look at these tools:

  • Twitteriffic works on the Mac and allows you to send and receive status updates from your Mac.
  • Twitterlicious: The Windows version Twitteriffic.
  • Twitbin: A Firefox browser add-on that lets you view and send status update from within Firefox.
  • Flock: A social web browser with Twitter built right into browser.
  • Twitterholic: Search and find the top Twitter users. (Both Will and Amber made the Twitterholic list.)
  • Tweetmeme: Aggregates URL links that have been posted on Twitter.
  • Terraminds Twitter Search: Search for more Twitter users.
  • TwitterVision: Follow Twitter users on a map of the world. (Warning: this one is addictive.)
  • TwitterMail: Works with email to deliver and send Twitter status updates.

There is also mention of the Twitter Facebook App which allows you to post your tweets to Facebook.

You can subscribe to CommandN from the iTunes podcast store, or download it directly from the CommandN blog.

going to podcamp Toronto

November 5, 2007

PodCamp Toronto Feb. 23-24 is FREE!

I’ve registered for PodCamp Toronto 2008I have no idea what to expect, as I’ve never attended a podcamp or recorded a podcast.

I do love listening to podcasts and carry 15 gigs worth on my iPod, so I thought it would be interesting to learn more about this medium from the production side.

From the looks of the 2007 schedule, there’s definitely a lot to learn about podcasting.

To learn more, visit the podcamp Toronto wiki, read the blog, or join the podcamp Toronto Google Group.

As a blogger, I’m constantly looking for ways to improve my blog and learn more. (I’m also an iTunes podcast junky.)

Blogger & Podcaster Magazine has some good resources to learn more about both topics.

The site offers tips, product reviews, and links for both the newbie or seasoned blogger/podcaster.

The site also has a frequently updated newsfeed and a “blogger and podcaster guide” organized by topic. (You can advertise your blog and podcast for free too.)

Read the entire issue online or listen to the podcast equivalent of each articles.

Blogger & Podcaster

Subscribe to the podcasts in iTunes.