Well, I think that this was meant to be. If last year the word of the year was Weblog , according to Merriam-Webster Online, this year that honour seems to have been granted to Podcast, according to ‘Podcast’ is the word of the year.
What I find quite interesting from that particular piece of news is actually the definition itself of Podcast:
“A digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player,”
And the reason being that we seem to be missing one key important element which is part of every podcast, and that is web syndication. I think that is the main key differentiator from every single podcast, the fact that you can subscribe to them using your favourite syndication software, whatever that may be and keep yourself always up to date. I do hope that whoever may have come up with that particular definition would be able to include that as well as it would be much more representative than anything else from what a podcast should be. Thus we shall watch out and see what happens.
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