If creating your own Web site and managing RSS files are things you would rather not do, several online options can ease the pain of learning RSS. Web-site packagers (as I call them) offer up complete packages for hosting an RSS feed so that your podcasts can be available to the masses with little effort on your part. The rub, of course, is that most of these Web sites charge a fee for this service.
This section looks at a pair of Web-site packagers that offer services to enable you to get your podcast and Web page up and running in a very short period of time with relatively little blood, sweat, and tears. This field is changing so
Liberated Syndication (www.
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Appendix A. Appendix: Resources
Podcasting as a known entity is not even a year old, yet in this very short time, it has already woven its way into the world's consciousness, vernacular, and commerce channels. Podcasting as an entity is progressing and changing at a blinding pace. This is partially because of the nature of the Internet and partially because podcasting is a new medium that is still finding its niche in society.
Because of the ever-changing nature of this medium, I recommend that you check out www.peachpit.com/podcasting to get updates on the most up-to-date Web sites and resources available. Despite the continual morphing of the podcasting realm, there are a large number of important Web sites that I'd be remiss if I didn't mention.