Podcasts.Yahoo.com went live today.
Many of my friends in Bangalore are part of the team that created this. Kudos to them for converting a concept to a product launch in an amazing short period!
Update : Interestingly, Yahoo! announced this via a podcast. Very appropriate.
P.S. No, I did not select that photo.
I’ll blame Adam Curry for getting me addicted to that podcast song. Just can’t get the tune out of my head.
My favorite part of the lyrics is:
You want it, you got itâ€¦just download it and pod it
On a podcastâ€¦no oneâ€™s gonna stop ya
Tell the FCC to stick itâ€¦kick itâ€¦
The revolutionâ€™s on
Itâ€™s history, now you see, each and every nation
Radio has got to go, itâ€™s our emancipation
Play that song, sing along, mash it up and mix it
Radio was ____ â€˜til Adam Curry fixed it
Mp3 killed the radio starâ€¦
Unfortunately, figures on the number of women who blog in India are simply not available. But anecdotal evidence suggests that women write about personal or social issues, unlike men who focus on work-related issues. For instance, there are more chances of a male IT engineer running a tech blog than his female counterpart doing so. Says Swaroop C.H., a software engineer who works at Yahoo! Bangalore, and runs a tech blog (http://swaroopch.info), â€œI donâ€™t know of many tech blogs run by women. Neither do I know of womenâ€™s work blogs.
For the uninitiated, podcasting is like a radio show that you regularly subscribe to, the podcasting software that you use downloads the mp3s of the show for you so that you can listen to it whenever/wherever you like. The difference is that anybody can start a radio show and anybody can subscribe. That’s right, just like blogs.
The first thing I did was click on this tab called ‘Podcasting’ and in the ‘Podcast directory’, it shows a iTunes Store-like interface for podcasts. I subscribed to Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code with a single click and it was downloaded and ready for listening in iTunes. To have even more fun, I connected my iPod and it was updated to have a Podcasts menu.
On the way to work today, I was listening to the 200th episode of the Daily Source Code, recorded live at Gnomedex(1). It was fun… no wonder podcasting has become such a rage. And yes, I did pay attention to traffic.
P.S. iPodder is another great podcast receiver software. It works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
(1) still have to find out what that conference was all about…