Like we needed another new word that ends with “…casting.”
A few months after I took Weather Station 3 off the air, I find myself missing the opportunity to tell you what I really think about things. So I’m trying this microcasting idea. It’s pretty cool. Chirbit.com is a Twitter-like site that allows users to upload short-form podcasts, music, rants, jokes, etc. I had heard about it a few weeks back, and today I decided to try it out.
- Day 1 Review: Chirbit is great! It’s fast and easy to use (so far) and offers a clean, basic interface, which I love. There are no stats or anything like that, but that is no longer a priority for me, not for these little short jobbies. Besides, if this takes off, I can see third-party developers coming up with Twittery add-ons. There may also be issues with iTunes, as I’m hearing from listeners. It appears you can upload to Chirbit from an iPhone, but subscribing may be an issue. I’ll tinker with that as I go. For now, I like it as it is. So far, so good.
This will allow me to supplement this blog with audio without having to develop a regular weekly show. It’s kind of neat; Weather Station 3 began as a short test podcast, and grew into something else. Now I’m back where I started, sort of. Let’s see how this plays out. I’ve added an RSS feed to the right, as you can see, and I’ll do the Feedburner thing a little later.
Meanwhile, I’m remixing the old WS3 theme music with a new guitar bit, so you’ll hear that soon.