Saturday, November 13, 2004

IT Conversations; Jay Rosen on Academia and Blogging

El Oso turned me on to a discussion about Academia and Blogging hosted by Jay Rosen at Bloggercon III. I'm listening to it now and it is hosted by IT Conversations which is a huge archive of "audio and transcripts of interviews and important events." It seems to also have a set-up that allows you to build your own personal collections of your favorites and to download them as MP3s.

4 comments:

oso said...

If you're into these kind of discussions and "lectures in your pocket" I can't recommend the free iPodder enough.

Thivai Abhor said...

I don't know Oso, they have been sending me offers for free IPod's and I keep deleting them b/c I waste too much time already on technological devices ... they seem like the neighborhood dealer cooing from the corner "the first taste is free" ... why are they so useful ... just curious.

Deleted said...

iPods are very useful and nice, but I find portable USB pen drives much more practical. The good ones have more capacity than a CD and are easier to reuse. The iPodder direct to device concept is interesting. I get bored with talk where I can't interact with the speaker(s), however, so it's utility is limited for me.

oso said...

Harry,

The beauty of podcasts is that you can interact. Every podcaster also has his/her own blog where you can download the mp3 file, find links discussed in the podcast, and leave comments about your thoughts. If you're inclined, you can also leave a recorded audio comment which they often play on the next podcast. To me it's an entirely different way of interacting across borders.