Podcast is a Web-based audio broadcast system via an RSS feed, accessed by subscription over the Internet
Easier To Understand:
Podcast an audio file which you can download and listen too
A few years ago, the word podcast was a term that many were not familiar with. But even today, it is still needs something that is only beginning to pick up in popularity. While the average tech-geek may throw the term around here and there and seem familiar with it, they can actually be using it incorrectly. For instance, they can download an audio file to show off the Internet to listen on their computer but that is not the truly podcasting. Podcasting involves with subscribing to an RSS feed that downloads the show to their gadgets like iPod or MP3 player for listening.
As mentioned in the above paragraph, podcasting was something that only tech geeks were now familiar with. However, that is quickly changing with more and more joe-bloggers are using the term also along with media giants like ‘Time Warner’ starting to publicity of their shows via a podcast format.
Things like radio shows, music sessions, interviews etc. are starting to become the norm for podcasts, even something that many may not have expected the college lectures. Students that are becoming more aware of this modern possibility may call for the podcasts to be included in their college courses. The advantage of these podcasts is great as students can listen to their teachers if they are unable to attend any classes for whatever reason and if they are on the bus and need to catch up on some notes. For those that live in metropolitans’ areas and use the city transportation system, lectures on podcasts may be listened to while waiting in line or waiting to get off the next stop. This is more beneficial versus reading because sometimes reading can become quite uncomfortable for some in a crowded environment in bus or trains. So for colleges and students, this is a win-win situation where one side is getting benefits from better performance and the another side benefits from better scores on their exams.
Now, those are just a few examples of how podcasts now are becoming more and more popular. As traditional media companies are adapting to the quickly changing technology world, we will be going to see much more of podcasts in our daily life.