Anchor seems to be going for the YouTube model. They want a huge number of people to use their platform. But the concentration of so much media in one place is one of the problems with today’s web. Massive social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube have too much power over writers, photographers, and video creators. We do not want that for podcasts.
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While the open web still exists, we really dropped the ball protecting and strengthening it. Fewer people’s first choice for publishing is to start a web site hosted at their own domain. Like the destruction of Pennsylvania Station, sometimes you only know in hindsight that you’ve made a mistake. We were so caught up in Twitter and Facebook that we let the open web crumble. I’m not giving up — I think we can get people excited about blogging and owning their own content again — but it would have been easier if we had realized what we lost earlier.
Marco is spot on here. The New York Times article he’s responding to is filled with a weird Stockholm syndrome—the one bit of the web that’s still free of invasive tracking and surveillance is where they wish a centralised power (like Apple) would come in and lock down. Madness!
This slipped past me somehow: a review of Huffduffer by Jason Snell for Macworld.
Thanks, Jason! Glad you like it.
This makes me so happy! Matt is using Huffduffer. Specifically, Matt is using Huffduffer together with Instacast and this is how he’s doing it.
A very handy “how to” for recording your own podcast.
Excellent huffduffing fodder: "The Box is a series of short interviews with people who make cool stuff, hosted by Tim Van Damme."
Web Ring 2.0
Quite nice, but a bit too cluttered for my taste. I still prefer Odeo.
Scroll down to the end - Apple are offering a command line tool for adding chapters to podcasts. You can also add images which will show up in the artwork window of iTunes.
20 more radio programmes are getting the MP3 treatment.