The Electronic Frontier Foundation has added the VoloMedia podcast patent to it’s “Most Wanted” style list for its Patent-Busting Project.
I wrote about this patent back when it was first announced. As expected, there is now some movement in challenging it. Specifically, the EFF is looking for examples of prior art: “evidence that the podcasting methods described in the patent were already in use before November 19, 2003.” You can read the whole story over at the EFF.
(I was only half joking when I said I was “adding podcasting/episodic media expert witness to my resume.”) We’ll see what happens.
The new beta retweet feature showed up in my Twitter account today. Here is a quick rundown.
Retweets using this function show up with a small square arrow icon and the profile picture from the person who originally posted the tweet. Nice feature, the original tweeter “gets credit.” The retweeter is listed along the bottom.
When you want to retweet, the option is provided in the bottom right corner. Twitter asks you to confirm this action.
For people who also have the beta retweet function enabled they will see the retweet in their timeline with icon display as shown above. In the meantime, others will see the tweet prefaced by the standard “RT” we are all accustomed to.
Your main page also provides a tab for you to see all Retweets by others, Retweets by you and Your tweets, retweeted.
OK, I’m tweeted out…
We’ve started posting more content to the Podcast Academy site. If you’re looking for great presentations about all things podcasting and new media be sure to check it out. Recent episodes include Automating Your Podcast Workflow, Podcasting in Higher Education, Building a Television Studio in your Basement and one from Steve Garfield entitled: Videoblogging in 5 Steps.
BTW if you in need of a great podcasting microphone check this out. Auction ends todays.
Nick left, Jack center and Will right.