AudioBoo – podcasting meets social media (finally!)
Once upon a time there was a thing called podcasting.
You got some kit together, took a deep breath, recorded your words of wisdom spent hours editing them and then? Then you faced the daunting technical task of distributing them to an unsuspecting world.
To do that, you had to build a site to host your files and create mysterious (and unfathomable) things called ‘RSS feeds’ so that people could become regular subscribers. The technical stuff was hard enough, but harder still was attracting subscribers in a ‘pre-social media’ era.
‘AudioBoo’ connects podcasting to social media. No more worry about where your stuff lives (they host your audio), no distribution worries (it integrates with Twitter and Facebook plus has its own social network) and no recording hassles (it uses your iPhone as a good quality mic).
Perfect. Except for the silly name and the fact that there’s no search facility yet although they say they’re working on it. Makes it hard to, er…network.
And don’t forget that you still have to create interesting, quality content that your market will want to hear