Digg For Podcasts

I attended an event at the ICA last night celebrating the Webby’s – a kind of Oscars for the web world.  Final entries for the awards have to be in by …

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7th December 2006 at 3:39 pm

I attended an event at the ICA last night celebrating the Webby’s – a kind of Oscars for the web world.  Final entries for the awards have to be in by 15th December.

I’d forgotten how unremittingly art-house the ICA is!  It was very dark and very, very hip – but then I realised that in the shadows lurked quite a lot of people I’ve got to know over the last couple of years.  Met some interesting new people too.

One person I bumped into was Chris Vallance from the BBC who mentioned that he’d suggested to the powers that be at the Beeb, that it might be a good idea for them to host some kind of ‘digg’ style chart for independent podcasts.  Whoever topped the chart at the end of the week would get their own slot that week on BBC Radio 5.  A chance to expose some podcasters to a wider audience … something to be fair that the BBC and Chris in particular have been good at doing.

At the same time, of course, Dave Winer, Jason Calacanis and Peter Rojas are talking about creating a new podcast mp3 player and touched upon the digg for podcasts idea too.  Even sounds like something Calacanis might explore in his new role as entrepreneur in action at Sequoia.

Cross-posted from Verbalism.

 

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Alex is the founder and editor of SmallBizPod, the UK's first podcast dedicated to small business, start-ups and entrepreneurship. Alex writes about topical small business issues, entrepreneurs and anything else that catches his eye here on the small business blog. http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk

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