I’ve been listening to a lot of the new RSSAudio content that’s become available as part of the “podcasting” wave that’s taking the web by storm right now, and it’s ocurred to me that one thing that’s missing is some reviews of the content of these feeds. As with any new media, and even moreso a type of media with this low a barrier to entry, the content is likely to be of widely varied quality – especially while the technology is in its nascency.
I’ve casted about (ha ha) for a way to contribute to the dialog springing up around this new content, and I’ve settled on this as one way to contribute. I have no interest in creating any audio content myself, but like most consumers of the content, I have a keen interest in content quality and the feedback that will help the content acheive the kind of quality I’m looking for.
I’m not doing this to bust on anyone’s effort – as I said, I have no interest or motivation to do what you guys who are creating the content are doing. In fact, I have nothing but respect for you and your efforts (and guts), and so will try to be polite and respectful at all times. I’m sure there will be the RSSAudio equivalent of Web Pages That Suck and other sites that are more troll-like soon enough, and I have no enthusiasm for filling that role.
I also claim no expertise in the subject other than that I have opinions and am willing to share them.
My thought is that I’ll review two feeds at a time, one new one that is in its infancy (within the first couple of posts, probably) and which won;t have much of an in-depth review because the creator will still be fleshing out his/her style and methodology, not to mention working out the bugs. I’ll also try to review another more established feed. All, of course, subject to change.
Frequency? Who knows??
First post tomorrow….