SoundCloud aims to do for sound what Tumblr has done for blogs. The audio platform’s latest redesign, which opened to the public today, makes it easier for undiscovered artists and professionals to create, discover, and share new audio tracks within the community.
One big complaint about YouTube’s editor has always been the fact that you couldn’t edit audio. You could use your original audio or replace it completely with a track from YouTube’s music library. This week all that changes, as YouTube has launched a new audio editing feature.
Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets can connect real life with the virtual world of social networks by incorporating location into what we share. A good example of this is Broadcastr, which is a new social media site that associates audio recordings with locations, using smartphones to make the recording and determine the location of where the recording is made.
Curiously, the prevalence of cell phones has meant that fewer and fewer actually have conversations, instead opting to text, email, tweet, and instant message. What’s more, people share links, pictures, music, and videos, while checking in to locations on Foursquare, Facebook, and Twitter. A new movement, however, looks to try to share the spoken word in the digital world.
Some people feel podcasting is a lot like the month of March – in like a lion and out like a lamb.
As with any over-hyped, silver bullet-labeled medium, there is no room for success – only failure. But if you are willing to look a little deeper, you will find that podcasting is still a viable option for content delivery.
Everyone knows that iTunes is the most popular place to discover interesting podcasts. However, there are many sites across the Web where you can uncover some wonderful ear candy. Here are some of our favorites.
One of the first on the scene, Podcast Alley is a shadow of its once robust self. That being said, it is still a valuable portal. Featuring the Top 10 podcasts, as voted on by the listeners, the site makes it easy to uncover audio content. You can stream directly on the site or download to your computer/device.
With close to 65,000 podcasts all you need are an audio device and an open mind. Read more
Woices, which we’re guessing is named for ‘World Voices’ and not Elmer Fudd saying ‘voices,’ has a simple mantra:
“We firmly believe knowledge and wisdom is evenly distributed all over the world (not restricted to encyclopedias and colleges) and hope woices will help to unleash it…Share your voice and make the world a more interesting place!”
The concept is interesting to say the least.