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Thursday, September 08, 2005

After podcasting and vidcasting...

Podcasting is all the rage these days, and there are plenty of websites dealing with the phenomenon. Amongst others, you have Podcast.com, Podcast.net, Podcast Central, Indiepodder.org and Podshow.com, on top of the possibilities that iTunes offers from within the software itself. If you don't know what it is all about, here is a good explanation.

Things are progressing further along this path, of course, with the introduction of more and more broadband connections. Vidcasting became possible, aided by the proliferation of ever more digital tools, like digital photo cameras and video cameras. Anyone can now basically share almost anything with anyone else, whether it is text, pictures, video, weblinks, you name it...

Just yesterday I came across another inventive way of using the internet, and more specifically the RSS feeds. (In case you wonder what RSS means, go and read this article.) It's been called 'appcasting'... It's a way of distributing software updates which does not require users to check several websites continuously. Granted, there are websites that make this checking easier already, like Versiontracker.com or more specifically for the Mac MacUpdate.com. For a fee, these sites can even alert you automatically when updates are available. Appcasting is an alternative for these ways of getting the latest in software. Your regular RSS reader will alert you to the release of the software in question, and you can download it straight from the notification. Neat, and practical... And free.

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