Now think about what you have seen, by answering the following
questions. (We will discuss them in class)
How are they different?
What is the goal of each one?
What is the audience for each one?
Learn about blogs by deduction: Are any of Sunny's sites
What is a blog?
"Blog is short for weblog. A weblog
is a journal (or newsletter) that is frequently updated and
intended for general public consumption. Blogs generally represent
the personality of the author or the Web site." (ref)
Check out other definitions here.
Pod-casting is the downloading of a file to your computer,
while web-casting is the streaming of a file to your computer.
The difference is that at the end of a podcast download, you
have a file that you can do something with (like transfer to
your iPod), while at the end of a webcast, you do not. Please
be aware that not everyone makes the distinction this simple.
What you need to listen to a podcast
By far the best free "podcatcher" is Apple's
What you need to listen to a webcast. A webcast
is usually formatted for just one of these:
iTunes can play streaming media; so can RealPlayer
and Windows Media Player.
FlashPlayer is a browser plugin which about 99% of the
world already has installed.
Learn about audio pod- and web-casting by induction
Learn about video pod- and web-casting by induction
Watch Bill Joy talk about The
Six Faces of the Web (webcast: Flash7 through
your browser) [Note that the content is not directly relevant
to this class, though I hope you will find it thought-provoking.]
Just in case you thought I forgot about the do-it-yourself
aspect of this topic, open iTunes, choose 'Podcasts' on the
left, choose 'Podcast Directory' down at the bottom, scroll
down to 'Wine, Beer, and Mixology' and choose 'Tiki Bar TV',
and play any episode you want.