“I wonder if there are podcasts from Elon Musk on self driving cars?”
“I know I am interested in Virtual Reality, but where I can learn about it?”
“I remember the host referenced an interesting movie, what was it called?”
Some of us are right handed, some of us are left handed, but few of us are both. Some of us enjoy audio, some of us like visuals, but most all of us prefer both. Podsource is both. It is an Internet-Media platform that focuses on podcasts, mating the audible back with its old friend: the visual.
Like Yellow Journalism before it, FAKE NEWS and Flare Journalism find its real foe in our medium: Internet-Radio. Casting is simply the next stage in the evolution of sound. The New Public Access Talk Radio, and more. It’s Searchable. It’s Curated. And it’s Personalized.
In this POC, Podsource will be catered towards individuals that like to both see and hear. Last time I checked, that’s most of us. Unless you’re Beethoven. Or you have paws, then you might be a dog.
“When something is scattered and chaotic, there’s always a need for someone to organize all the disorder in the environment” — Josh Wolfe, Lux Capital [1:10:00]
Right now, the Internet and the content industry is scattered and disordered. It isn’t simply going to organize itself, we all must do it. Like a TV or Music streaming service, our website hosts millions of voices, and it all starts. What’s more, Podsource can also be searched, like Google, for Topics, Artists, Quotes, Concepts, and mentions of any kind.
You know how pleasant a group of voices sounds compared to one alone, but we still won’t give up singing aloud to ourselves. The analogy continues as follows. If Creators and Artists can come together and agree upon putting their voices together in one place, then we will all have created a truer type of social network — a Vocal Network
First of all, it’s free. Free is good. We all like free. Of course, the company will need to make money, but it certainly will not be at the expense of users (apart from the occasional advertisement). If you have used Patreon before, you know some creatives have begun to receive contributions for their work, almost like Wikipedia. We will use a similar model. Artists can choose whether or not to charge for their content, accept donations, and/or include advertisements. The freedom is yours. After all,
“Rising tides lift all boats.”
To summarize, the Podsource platform is an organized hub for creatives and their content, namely podcasts. We also know that Podsource is making the publishing process simple and universal. Yet, that still leaves the most important question: What good is it for the Listeners?
1. Curation and Personalized Suggestions
(by experts who’s ears are probably now filled with Podwax.)
2. Favorites, Collections, Playlists, and Listening History.
3. Search for Names, Topics, Mentions, and more
If you remember one thing from this essay, let it be this:
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