Academic Aesthetic 151: Old New Media

This is my first podcast recorded MOSTLY using Apple’s Photo Booth, a program that can record still pictures or video.  It was never actually intended for podcast creation, as I found out the hard way.  As much as I loved playing with the software, half the clips I recorded had no audio whatsoever.  This phenomenon was totally random, so towards the end I was resorting to recording short bursts and then immediately checking to see how it turned out.

Photo Booth may be a fun toy, but from now on I think I’ll be using other software for my podcasting needs.

Oh, and today’s episode has me rambling on about how people are using Twitter and its clones in lieu of recording podcasts and posting blogs.  I don’t think this is a bad thing, since any message that can be summarized in 140 characters should be presented that way – short, sweet, and to the point.

However not every idea can be made so brief, as evidenced here.

I think Twitter is a good thing because  that means that we can expect blog entries to be reserved for more complex ideas, while posts that show off a new website or tell us what you had to eat can be reserved for another feed entirely.