Tagged: Digital media

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Tube Buddy Tutorials: Help Automate and Improve Your YouTube Experience

I am very happy with YouTube. It’s a great service that not only hosts my videos, but pays me monthly for them! Further, if you really work the channels, you can easily get people to come back and consume more. I spend 5-10 hours a month simply communicating and it always pays off. I find there are a few places where YouTube feels a little bit antiquated. One area is Annotations and Cards – I really wanted a way to copy the basic cards and annotations across the 1,100 videos I’ve already created. That is how I started my search...

Can Your Podcast have an Erratic Schedule? Heck Yes! 1

Can A Podcast Have an Erratic Schedule? HECK YEAH!

If you read any podcast book out there, one thing they’ve told you time and time again is to keep to a schedule. Even YouTube suggests episodic material should be on a scheduled release. But I am here to say that is not necessary. You might be able to have an unscheduled podcast and still have the audience. To do this, I am going to help you condition your audience to expect the podcast that doesn’t happen on a regular interval. Keep in mind you still have to do a show at least once every 14-21 days. Not all Shows Can Follow...

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These Five Tips to Podcast Are All You Need

Want to become a successful podcaster? ME TOO! The reality is: success is what you make it. There are no magic steps. There are definitely plans to podcasting – from building a decent system, to publishing with artwork, an interactive webpage, and more. The more important thing – even though podcasting is over 10 years old, the podcast medium is ever-expanding. In fact, I asked a group what they thought we would see in podcasts in the next 5-10 years. Would holographic podcasts come into play? Will we switch formats – MP3 or MP4 to some new codec that puts...

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How the MP3 Helped Create Podcasting: 20 Years of MP3

It was twenty years ago today – We could encode a song to play. It has never gone out of style, and we hope it will be around a while.So may I introduce to you – the codec you’ve used all these years… Back on July 7, 1994, the Fraunhofer Society released the first software encoder called I3enc. The encoder would take a song and compress it for Internet usage. Using the .bit extension, you could turn a  It was changed to .mp3 on July 14th, 1995. How Suzanne Vega Became the “Mother of MP3” The algorithm for MP3 was...

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New Google+ Community: Podcast (Radio, TV) Needing Guests

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for being part of the Podcasters Community on Google+. We are about to reach 4,000 members and the content is amazing. This morning I decided to add a second community to Google+. The Podcast (Radio, TV) Needing Guests is a community for those looking to find guest hosts on upcoming shows. From Hangouts to Skype and other shows – Any podcast, TV, or radio show can post looking for guests . This community hopefully will bring a lot of people together to talk about the subjects they are passionate about. To...

Use a Selfie to your Podcast's Advantage 0

How To Use the Selfie to Your Podcast’s Advantage

The Sinatra song goes: When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling. Then the whole world smiles at you… Selfies are big business because you can capture the moment by pointing a camera at yourself. Watching social media I see a lot of people are doing the “Ellen Show selfie” hoping to break a record on Twitter. Unless they have Bradley Cooper taking the picture, Samsung hosting the photo, or Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, or other major stars in it during a prime time event, you’ll most likely not hit that number. You WILL get noticed, though. A...

Can an Audio Podcast Go Viral? 5 Ways it Can 1

Can an Audio Podcast Go Viral? 5 Ways It Can!

A couple months ago, Stan Alcorn posed the issue that while videos, websites and photos can do it, podcasts might not have the ability to go viral. But that is really not true. While its not as visible as Kimmel’s Twerk hoax, or lovable as a Kitten photo, an audio podcast has not only gone viral before, I believe it can happen again. Therefore, I propose 5 ways to help an audio podcast go viral.  It may not be as simple as recording a show and posting on iTunes, but if you do it right, anything can happen. The Audio...

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When Listeners Stop Listening – Podcasts You Have Moved Away From

I have to admit: there are a few podcasts I just don’t listen to anymore. The format has changed or the show has become inconsistent. One podcast I took off my list because they ran a very annoying segment that went from a couple weeks in the year to 4-5 times a year. It didn’t fit the show and the voices they had were making me cringe. You might change your podcast to get more audience, but you also want to make sure your not loosing listeners/viewers because of what you are doing. On the other hand, you might loose one...

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What is a Podcast?

You might think: I have heard podcasts, and I have heard of podcasting, but what is this all about? Well, that is what we are going to explore at How to Record Podcasts. A Podcast is simply a show you get on the internet. No other way to put it. However you record your show – audio, video, or smoke signals. A podcast allows you to express your views and opinions, or even report what is going on in the world. Podcasts can be one minute in length, or 2 hours. There have been podcast marathons, where people sit recording for...