OK, I’ve spent a bit more time with innerTOOB, a new tool for making podcasts interactive I described in the previous post. Now I’ve discovered that we can link to all of podcasts uploaded by a particular user. We can put that link on our home page and people can easily link to ALL of our podcasts loaded in innerTOOB. I’ve registered under the username texastaylor so the link is:
(I may re-register using Texas Forums as the username to increase our visibility, but I’ll let you know!)
I’ve only loaded one toob so far – ok, here’s my crack at defining “toob”… it’s a new term to add to the growing social networking jargon, but a toob is just a podcast converted to a format that enables the user to jump to specific places in an audio file and add written comments. This could be a very interesting way to share audio and use it to create conversations. It would also be great for the large number of audio files in the LBJ archive. Imagine being able to jump to a specific quote in a speech by President Johnson!
But here’s a real example. In this first posting, Diane Miller talks about reclaiming the public’s role in public life, what it takes to be an effective public leader, everyday heroes, and Rich Harwood’s book Hope Unraveled. Each of these points could stimulate a very interesting dialogue online. InnerTOOB makes that possible! This is what it looks like. Note you can start listening at exactly the spot where the interviewer poses a question to Diane Miller by clicking on the “jump on” button. From there you can add your comments via text chat. Click on the picture below and check it out!
So what do you think?