It is important that you explain to website visitors
what podcasting is, why they may want to use it, and how to use
it. The following information can be republished on web sites.
What is Podcasting?
Podcasting is an RSS feed with an audio file in the enclosure field.
RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication. RSS feeds are an
easy and efficient way to recieve notification when new information
is available in a specific area of interest. A podcast is an RSS
feed that contains audio content.
How Can I Benefit From RSS?
Podcasts save time, allowing users to recieve notification only
when new content is available. Web site visitors choose the information
they wish to subscribe to and can unsubscribe from any podcast at
any point. They can listen to the contents of a podcast at a time
and place of their choosing.
How Do I Subscribe to RSS Feeds?
First you will need an Podcast Receiver there are a number of podcasting
tools available. A short list is available at http://www.podcasting-tools.com/download-podcasts.htm
Podcast receivers are simply programs that display
the contents of a podcast in an easy to read format, allowing individuals
to download the audio file and listen to it on their computer, mp3
player or iPod. Once you have an podcast receiver installed you
simply click the icon or a link to the podcast feed and paste it
into your podcast receiver. Some readers will auto detect the precense
of an podcast feed on a website and you can optionally choose to
What Podcasts are Available on This Site?
Tools Blog - this is not a podcast simply an RSS feed.
Articles - this is not a podcast simply an RSS feed.
Terms and Conditions
The RSS feeds for the Podcasting Tools website are available for
syndication. The feeds and contents contained in the RSS feeds may
not be modified.
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to their website visitors.