ODEO, PodCasting, Social Networks and the like
So my invite to ODEO came in the other day and wow is this impressive. iPodder (which is now free btw) was pretty good, but this is that logical step. Mom and Dad simplicity with a lot of depth for power users.
iPodder was a bit difficult to get to work seamlessly. Yes I can make it work, but that really takes a little bit too much work. ODEO? Easy. Takes care of it. The web interface for adding and syncing up content is great. But the community tagging aspects, commenting on individual shows as well as entire podcasts is a great way to discover what something might have/not have before downloading it.
I also think that Adam Curry‘s Daily Source Code is a great example of what can happen. The FCC? Irrelevant. So say whatever you want. The personalization aspect? Wonderful. And the community aspect is just awesome. It’s really like the early days of blogging before someone thought they could make money doing it.
And just a few days ago, the new Technorati site launched. With so many of these new web applications pushing community classification and keywording via tagging, what are the possibilities with this? Will Google end up utilizing this information, or will it become spam fodder (as almost any good idea ends up being).