Introduction

“Podcasting is not just about delivering audio or video content over the Internet—it is about delivering audio or video content over the Internet in a manner that is convenient for the audience.”

—Rob, podCast411

At the beginning of 2004, the term podcast did not even exist; by December of 2005, the New Oxford American Dictionary had declared the term podcast the word of the year. Podcasting created a whole new industry, with companies such as Libsyn, Odeo, Podshow, and Podtrac popping up. Podcasting also created new media stars such as Dawn and Drew, Wichita Rutherford, Madge Weinstein, and many, many others. In Chapter 1, “A Brief History of Podcasting,” we will look at the rapid growth of podcasting to help you better understand ...

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