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download programs, automatically record those programs and watch whenever you want. Many people like the convenience of always having fresh material loaded on their iPods or personal music players, and listen to their podcasts throughout the day. Many consider podcasting an alternative to commercial radio and TV, because the low cost of producing a podcast allows more voices and viewpoints to be heard. Also, unlike TV and radio, which produce programs for mass consumption, podcasts are “narrowcasts,” where only those interested in a certain topic seek out programs and sign up to listen. There are thousands of podcasts which target very specific niche interests, producing communities around topics which are too obscure for traditional broadcasting to cover. Why Do People Make Podcasts? Podcasting is an easy and powerful way to communicate your ideas and messages. You can potentially reach anyone with a broadband connection who is searching for podcasts and subscribes to your show. People who start podcasts usually want to deliver their content in a series, stretched out over a period of time. There are minimal equipment and start up costs if you already own a computer, and so this allows anyone who ever dreamed of owning a radio station (and some who didn't) the chance to transmit their ideas far beyond the reach of a radio transmitter. Podcasters often start shows with the intention of building online communities, and often solicit comments and feedback on their programs. People use web blogs, groups, and forums to communicate with other listeners and the
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242 show's producers. Businesses are beginning to realize that podcasting is a cheap way to advertise to groups with very specific interests. Many large companies are starting to produce podcasts, both to communicate with their customers, and also with their own employees. Using Podcasts in iTunes For those who own Apple devices like iPods or are simply interested in enjoying podcasts from the computer, obtaining Apple's iTunes is an important first step. Apple offers free download of the iTunes software on their website if it is not already installed. An iTunes account must also be registered in order to access the online podcast library and other Internet based features of iTunes. After iTunes has been initially set up, podcasts can be downloaded directly in iTunes. Click on the Podcast Directory link to begin viewing the library of available podcasts. Click on any relevant podcast to expand it and see the episode listing. Single episodes may be selected or the entire podcast may be played by double- clicking on the podcast. To find a specific podcast in iTunes, click on the arrow next to the Podcast Directory button.
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