I REMEMBER PODCASTING from 2004 and eight years later I feel like I've reconnected to the same intimate energy that propelled those early adopters as they shared ideas and music. This time, the tribal energy is coming from Audioboo, not the Daily Source Code.
I've been a lurker on Audioboo for several years but this is the first month that I've contributed consistently to a collective effort that achieved a result. The project is called #octaver and it involves answering a different question about music every day in the month of October. I believe I will have 31 answers by the end of this week and that's worthy of a badge of honour.
Actually, the continuity has created a connection between a loose band of Audioboosters who share ideas openly and courteously. The demeanour often contrasts with attitudes I've felt on other social networks. The big difference on Audioboo is that the community is smaller, making it less likely to encounter snide comments and grandstanding.
I like the communal buzz of Audioboo and hope I can connect it to my extended family a continent away like I suggest in the audio clip above.
Bernie Goldbach likes user-generated podcasts.