I'm Impressed With SplashCast's MyPodcastNetwork
The blizzard of widgets that are storming onto your Interwebs these days are almost too much to fathom (luckily, Mashable makes sense of it all for us).
That said, I’m doubly impressed by SplashCast, which just introduced something wordily called MyPodcastNetwork. Basically, it’s a really efficient and elegant way to pipe audio and video podcasts into a widget, which can be displayed on a blog or social networking profile or any web publishing platform.
Beet.tv says: ” SplashCast has a cool new user tool to create a customized an embedible player where a selection of video feeds can be displayed. This is a fairly easy way to organize favorite videos through RSS feed on a nice interface.”
And Mashable notes that, “SplashCast will have about 200 shows to choose from in their podcast directory, including NPR News and Notes and MTVâ€¦. Interactive media widgets are on the rise, and will be interesting extensions of social networking components in the coming year.”
I wonder what the appetite will be overall for “interactive media widgets.” I could see this kind of application being very useful if it’s tied to the content of an existing community. For example, audio podcasts having to do with punk rock on a music community, or video podcasts of rallies, debates, and news analysis on a political blog.