Community podcast directory makes great sense

Summary:I can also see where an Attention.org or Gestures Bank approach could be well applied to this open community directory of podcasts to begin to further qualify which types of folks like which types of podcasts.

Dave Winer and a burgeoning chorus of supporters are proposing a fresh go at a community directory for podcasts. What an excellent idea.

I certainly support it, and I have $100 toward the effort as well.

Perhaps an associated Wiki for each podcast show or series would help listeners organically categorize and identify them? Perhaps a quasi Digg- and/or Amazon ratings-like function could be applied to each episode to allow for podcasts to be simply rated, not just by purely quantitative or link-a-thon means, but via perceived value ratings, both within B2B and entertainment general categories. For example: "This podcast really helped me better understand how to ... in my business. I rate it an 8 out 10 on the business-value scale."

I can also see where an AttentionTrust.org or Gesture Bank approach could be well applied to this open community directory of podcasts to begin to further qualify which types of folks like which types of podcasts. Listeners could voluntarily provide their even most basic use-and-interests meta data, which could provide a beginning of open metrics for assessing and defining affinity groups or channels of interest within larger podcasts groupings. Such meager metrics would really help in applying sponsorships to podcasts, and prompt more content creators to rely on the open directory primarily.

Ya, let's get going. Go, Dave, go.

Topics: Open Source

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Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions, an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. Gardner, a leading identifier of software and cloud productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities, honed his skills and refined his insights as an industry analyst, pundit, and news edito... Full Bio

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