Weekly Podcast (Highlighting the best of the week's articles)
What is a podcast?
A podcast is a digital recording that can be downloaded from the internet to a personal audio player. People can subscribe to a podcast and receive new “episodes” through an RSS feed. Unlike traditional radio, podcasts are time-shifted, meaning that listeners have control over when and where they hear their favorite programming.
In technical terms, podcasting consists of publishing XML files which contain references to media (called “enclosures”) to a website. Podcast aggregators (often called “podcatchers”), then read these XML files and download all the linked enclosures.
The New Oxford American Dictionary crowned “podcasting”—a combination of the words iPod and broadcast—as the 2005 word of the year.
Where can I learn more about podcasting?
I don’t have an mp3 player, can I still listen to SETimes.com’s Podcast?
Absolutely. You can listen to the current SETimes.com’s podcast or any of the past ones by clicking the file in listings.
The Union sets new criteria for membership candidate countries and potential candidates.