Monday, November 07, 2005

PodcasterNews Network - Sneak Peek Review

The podosphere is about to change. It's about to change in probably the biggest way since the invention of podcasting. How is it going to change you may ask? The answer is the PodcasterNews Network (PCN). The developers at PCN have designed an awesome application that is going to change the way podcasters come together and create their own networks. You think Adam Curry had a great idea…you haven’t seen nothin’ yet!!!

Are you interested in news? Have you found some news podcasts, but they are not giving you the news you want or enough great content? Ever wished that you could tailor an rss feed that’s just for you? Believe it or not, soon you will be able to. I was fortunate to receive an invite to the first sneak peek of the yet to be released PCN website.

PCN is the brain child of Todd Cochrane and his group of developers. Let me give you a brief run down of what this network will provide you the podcast listener…

Todd and his team have invented a new way to experience news in the podosphere. Upon arriving at the site you will be need to give your zip code and email address. That’s all that will be required for you to begin creating your own PodcasterNews Network experience.

The PCN showcases many different areas of news including: business, science, health and sports. Each show will be limited to five minutes or less. You will be able to subscribe to as many shows as you would like. When you subscribe, a list of all the shows you are subscribing to is generated under the section entitled “mycast”. The “mycast” section is like your PCN shopping cart. You load up the shopping cart and when you are done shopping, a custom rss feed is generated for you. This custom rss feed can then be dropped into any aggregator of your choice. When that aggregator checks your feed it will catch all of the shows that you have subscribed to within the PCN network.

I just have to say that I am so excited to see something like this being created. If you have ever listened to Geek New Central you would know that Todd is probably the most honest guy in podcasting. What he and his developers have done here is to give us, the podcast listeners, a place we can go to customize our listening experience. He has assured us that it will not be a promo network and that all of the content will and must be original. This news content will not be news from the major networks. It will be news from the people, for the people, and by the people.

I am so excited about this that I am not sure what else to say. RawVoice and the PodcasterNews Network will be putting out a press release soon. They will be doing the full release of the website on Monday. If you are reading this please be sure to go check out the site on Monday and begin creating your own personal PodcasterNews experience.

See ya.

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