Six Pixels of Separation - The Podcast
July 22, 2007 5:24 AM

SPOS #61 - Radio Vs. Podcasting and Email Vs. RSS.

Welcome to episode #61 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. There's big preparation over here at Twist Image HQ as I get ready for my trip to Singapore. You'll get to hear from one of the classes from the Singapore Management University. There's also lots of great insights on the echo chamber (again), Radio versus Podcasting and owning your digital life. Enjoy this conversation...

Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast - Episode #61 - Host: Mitch Joel.

- Running time: 56:18.
- Audio comment line - please send in a comment and add your voice to the audio community: +1 206-666-6056.
- Please send in questions, comments, suggestions - mitch@twistimage.com.
- Hello from Beautiful Montreal.
- Subscribe over at iTunes.
- Comments are now live on the Blog - www.twistimage.com/blog.
- Facebook Group - Six Pixels of Separation Podcast Society - please join (we have over five hundred members).
- I am a Facebook Spammer... no more!
- Email newsletters address change hell.
- Audio Comment - Michael Netzley and the class at Singapore Management University.
- Singapore Management WetPaint wiki.
- Singapore - Michael Netzley - Singapore Management University - July 26th, 2007.
- Institute Of Public Relations Singapore - PR 2.0 - Engaging Stakeholders In The New Media Landscape. My presentation for this session (which is being held on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007) is called, Know Control Or No Control - How Social Media Is Shaping Communications.
- Podcast may come out a little late.
- Audio Comment - Dave Delaney - Two Boobs And A Baby Plus - BarCamp Nashville.
- BarCamp Nashville - August 18th, 2007 - I'll be there... join me.
- Happy Birthday Julien Smith - In Over Your Head.
- Audio Comment ' Robin Brown.
- The NewsMarket.
- Audio Comment - Jay Berkowitz - Ten Golden Rules.
- Across The Sound - Joseph Jaffe - Episode #83.
- Audio Comment - Jay Moonah - Uncle Seth - Online Music Marketing Podcast.
- Audio Comment - Doug Haslam - Topaz Partners - PRobecast - Tech PR Gems.
- What Is Your Blog And/Or Podcast?
- Marko Kulick - Pets.ca - Photgraphy.ca.
- Six Points of Separation - Six Tips To Commenting On A Blog Or Podcast:
1. Add value.
2. Don't pitch.
3. Challenge with respect.
4. Follow up - use coComment.
5. Don't sound like a text book.
6. Take a time out.
- Six Pounds of Sound - The Sea Dragons - "Sweet Delilah".
- Courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network (heard it on Adam Curry's Daily Source Code).

Please join the conversation by sending in questions, feedback and ways to improve Six Pixels Of Separation. Please let me know what you think or leave an audio comment at: +1 206-666-6056.

Download the Podcast here: Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast - Episode #61 - Host: Mitch Joel.

By Mitch Joel


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  • Posted by Dave Delaney
    Mitch Joel

    Great show as always Mitch. We're thrilled to be having you in Nashville for BarCamp Nashville.

    Oh, my Google Reader is getting bigger by the re-subscription minute.

    Finally: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2007/07/16/qc-rabies0716.html?ref=rss

    Cheers,
    Dave

    Reply
  • Posted by julien
    Mitch Joel

    thanks dude!

    Reply
  • Posted by Doug Haslam
    Mitch Joel

    Sorry about tha bad sound quality in the comment I left-- my fault, not yours. No amount of editing skill would have helped that.

    Got a new earpiece for the car and it doesn't sound so hot. I'll use the old one going forward so y'all can understand me.

    Reply
  • Posted by Bill Deys
    Mitch Joel

    Here is a great plugin for content creators (bloggers) to keep commenters in the loop for your replies for a WordPress blog http://www.u-g-h.com/?page_id=320&a=1

    Reply
  • Posted by Mario Parise
    Mitch Joel

    Although I haven't listened to the Podcast (will likely tonight), I do have a question: Why do you give your podcast blog posts the titles you do? I mean besides the obvious of explaining which episode this is, these titles don't seem to be optimized for search engines or focused on *the content* of the podcast itself. In other words, I feel this format for titles doesn't really drag in my attention at all.

    Is there a really good reason to use this format? Am I missing something? I ask because I'm considering joining in the podcasting fun (no where near decided yet).

    Thanks!

    Reply
  • Posted by Mitch Joel
    Mitch Joel

    Nice flurry of comments - thanks all.

    Mario - I use those titles because that is the way the show shows up in iTunes (and on your digital media player). If I spell the full title of the Podcast and make it too keyword rich, it's impossible to sort through via iTunes or on your player.

    Trust me, I would love to do what I do in my regular post titles for my Podcast, but I'm limited by those who want to be able to see - at a quick glance - which show is which (which I understand).

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  • Regarding the question about why podcasts tend to follow radio-show models, I would suggest that radio has had decades to figure out which show formats work for an audio-only medium.

    Probably the biggest differences between independent podcasts and radio are the niche subjects you can find on podcasts but not on radio, and the flexibility with regard to length and frequency of shows. And I think podcasting is more intimate and has more of a one-to-one feel to it.

    It's difficult for me to imagine an effective podcast show format that didn't resemble a radio format at all, given the enormous range of radio show formats there have been over the years, particularly when one takes into account college radio stations and local listener-supported stations which have a lot of non-mainstream programming.

    So I'd like to know whether the person who originally asked the question had any differences in mind, and how she thought they would make podcasts better.

    Reply
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