Jully 25, 2006
With all the changes in technology these days, it's easy to get the information you want when you want it.
Whether it be news, entertainment, sports, or music it's now just a click away thanks to podcasting.
It is an evolution of information technology on demand. You are able to decide what you want to watch, and what you want to listen to whenever you want.
"You can watch online. You can watch with your portable device. You [are able to] subscribe to the kind of program that you want," said Sean Tubbs of Charlottesville Podcasting Network.
Podcasting works well for those who like their voice to be heard. They are able to produce a show without using a studio. The process of getting ready for a podcast is easy and inexpensive. Seeing the podcast in action is almost as easy.
"It's as easy as going to a site, and clicking a few buttons. You might need to [read] a couple tutorials on it," added Tubbs.
A podcast can be up and running for the world to see in less than five minutes. Podcast experts say podcasts are getting the same reactions as email did when it first came out. One might even say the same as cable television.
"It's probably like the early days of cable when you had maybe two or three families on the block who had cable, and then it sort of grew from there," added Tubbs.
One of our neighbors just got hooked on podcasting. Albemarle County joined the evolution two weeks ago, so its citizens could get all the county information at their convenience.
"We've gotten calls, we've gotten inquiries about it before information has even been posted. Our turn-around time is 24 hours, so if you miss a board meeting on Wednesday, by Thursday at the close of business it will be there [on the web] for you to listen to," said Albemarle County Web Manager Lisa Gilliam.
All sorts of information at your fingertips when you want it.
Another neighbor getting in on the podcast bandwagon is the Charlottesville Newsplex. You can catch all of our news, sports, and weather updates through our own podcast. Just check out our podcasting page here.