Archive for the 'Podcasting' Category

Web Monday, January 2007: Bielefeld, Berlin, Kiel, Stuttgart, Vienna, Bremen, Cologne, Karlsruhe, Jena, Frankfurt, Silicon Valley

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

With a total of eleven Web Mondays, January is shaping up to be our busiest month yet.

You know what to do:

  • Mark your calendars, spread the word, bring your friends, bring your colleagues (heck, bring your boss)!
  • Share your insights, give a remarkable talk, or demo your hot, new, curve-jumping, paradigm-shifting, patent-pending, world-changing, revolutionary, first-mover app!!
  • Have fun inventing the future of the internet!

January 15:

January 22:

January 29:

One of my key goals for the development and further growth of Web Monday in 2007 is better sharing across what will soon be 20 different locations.

I would like to take the opportunity and encourage everyone to make sure their demos, presentations and talks at every event get recorded or otherwise properly documented (photos, podcasts, videos — you name it) so we can make them available online.

Yes, Web Monday is about to get its own blog shortly (and podcast, I assume).

Happy New Year!

Podcamp Berlin, January 12-14

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Since everybody really seemed to have liked the general concept, why not do another one?

Podcamp Berlin is upon us:

Podcamp Berlin is a free, two-day ad hoc conference on blogging, internet TV, new media, and podcasting. It will be the first event of its kind outside of the US.

Podcamp is an interdisciplinary event for media creators (amateurs and professionals), consumers, service providers, social scientists, lawyers, economists, entrepreneurs, consultants, and investors. Participants talk and learn about the essentials of content, business models, concepts, and advertising of today and tomorrow in the area of new media.

More than 100 people have signed up (a German who’s who in podcasting and social media), but there is still room for last minute campers.

Follow the blog for updates (in German).

Naturally, things kick off Friday night with a little party.

Have fun, everybody!

Krautshow is back!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Finally, the wait is over!

The Krautshow Goes On: Special Oscars Edition!

We admit that more time than originally planned has passed since the Krautshow took off at the end of last year. But now the show continues!

On the occasion of the Motion Picture Academy Awards, this month’s episode focuses on the recent uprising of the German Film, sheds some light on the godfather of Germanic cinema, Wim Wenders, and translates the Oscar-winning cowboy movie “Brokeback Mountain” into a heartbreaking “Berlin Kreuzberg” that even Germans can understand.

Ride on!


CIO podcast with Mike Workman, Pillar Data Systems

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Mike Workman, President/CEO of Pillar Data Systems, recently went on CIO Sponsored Podcasts to talk about the State of the Market 2006 - Storage (time: 0:15:21, size: 7.4 MB).

Pretty good overview of what Pillar does and where they’re headed.


Friday, October 21st, 2005

Tim and Kai just launched Krautshow a few hours ago:


A german point of view. A podcast. A pleasure.

Listen to their first episode (mp3, 22.7MB, 0:22:33).

Krautshow does current events coverage, provides deep philsophical thought, and tackles some real imporant issues. Heck, it’s a real radio show - cliffhanger and all.

What distinguishes a good wurst from a bad wurst? Now that’s just awesome! Congrats, guys!

SPD Podcast

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

German Social Democratic Party (SPD) launched their podcast site today.

Deutschlandradio Podcasts

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

Deutschlandfunk interviews of the day now available as podcasts (via Wortfeld).

Tag Tuesday

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Seems like going to meetings such as Tag Tuesday always adds to my list of must-see sites and services, some of which are mentioned below.

The main presenters tonight were Odeo:

Odeo makes all of the above [i.e. podcasting] easy, so you don’t have to know how it works. More specifically, Odeo consists of three major parts: A catalog of audio content, of all types, which is constantly being added to. The Odeo Syncr, which let’s you download anything in the catalog (and, optionally, put it on your MP3 player). And creation tools, including the Odeo Studio, which let you publish your own audio content, which will then show up in the catalog. (The creation tools aren’t ready for public use yet, though.)

Spiegel Online has an article on Podcasting today that mentions Odeo: Internet-Radio: Auf der Lauer (in German).

In the audience, Kevin Burton, co-founder of Rojo Networks Inc. was there tonight:

Rojo means “RSS with mojo” and in this spirit our company is dedicated to providing the best RSS feed reader around so that busy people can manage and read content as efficiently as possible. Our vision is that the next generation of feed reading requires new forms of organization so we built in the ability to tag your world, your content, your feeds, and even your friends. We believe that analytics and community based features are what make feed reading accessible and appealing to technophiles and new consumers alike so we provide RojoBuzz, which tracks which webpages are most linked-to by the feeds you read. With Rojo’s community features you can share stories, feeds, tags, contacts, and profile information with your friends and colleagues, making it easy to find, discover, and share interesting content.

Coincidentally, I’m currently looking for an alternative to Waggr (my very first RSS reader). Waggr was a good tool to get me started with RSS, and it has served me well up until now. But at 120+ RSS feeds, I need something a little more convenient.

Ted Rheingold of dogster was there:

Dogster :: For the love of dog. Site to post and share dog photos and facts. Let every canine and pooch have a webpage.


We are dog freaks and computer geeks who wanted a canine sharing application that’s truly gone to the dogs. Such a site didn’t exist, so we built it ourselves. The fluffy love is backed with serious technology and years of coding experience under our collars. Dogster has since become more contagious than kennel cough.


Oh, and Technorati was there, of course, Ryan King was there, announcing the launch of

One of the problems with tagging is that its so cool that everyone’s doing it. This means that there’s no way for people to keep track of all the different tagging sites out there.

So, in order to keep track of all the tagging sites out there, we (Eran and I) have built, the World’s First Social Social Tagging Site Tagging Site.

German Public Radio experimenting with podcasts

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

Cologne-based Westdeutscher Rundfunk, WDR (Web, Wikipedia) - where I happened to be a three-time student employee years ago - has recently begun experimenting with podcasts, as Georg Berg states in an interview with German webzine Mac Essentials, Podcasting und der WDR (in German). Fabian Mohr has an interview with San Francisco-based German journalist Wolfgang Harrer, who claims podcasting may actually be - surprise - a good thing for public radio: “Das Radio hat jetzt die Chance zur Wiedergeburt”“Das Radio hat jetzt die Chance zur Wiedergeburt” (in German):

Was die Entscheider in den Sendern aber noch nicht verstehen wollen, ist, dass sie mit umfangreicheren Podcasts viele Hörer wieder erreichen könnten, die ihnen schon vor Jahren verloren gingen. Die große Schwäche des Mediums Radio ist ja, dass es von seinen Hörern immer noch erwartet, ihre private Tagesplanung nach dem starren Programmschema der Sender auszurichten. Eine Erwartung, die nicht mehr haltbar ist. Es gibt nichts antiquierteres als die morgendlichen Programmhinweise auf BR2 oder SWR2, in denen den Hörern angekündigt wird, welche Sendungen sie heute wieder verpassen. Was spräche beispielsweise dagegen, einen RSS-Podcastfeed aller Wissenschaftssendungen aller ARD-Hörfunksender anzubieten? Wir haben für diese Sendungen bereits bezahlt, warum macht die ARD sie uns nicht leichter zugänglich?

True. I would also suggest offering much smaller chunks of audio (in general, 60 minutes or longer can be somewhat impractical to listen to) and promote heavily the use of social bookmarking among listeners.

For now, check out Sunday morning’s Presseclub podcast (in German).


Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

A couple podcasting sites to get me started: (thanks, Dan)’s John Furrier just today has a great interview with Charlene Li from Forrester Research on Blogs and Podcasting Changing the Nature of How Companies Communicate. She has her own blog here.