Who is confused by this digital revolution?

All these new terms not to mention all the choices.

Perhaps we should begin with a vocabulary lesson.

Let’s start with a few definitions.

This may be review for you, but I need a little help with all the new terms.

What is RSS?
RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication.

It’s a computer protocol for distributing news headlines and articles on the Web. Got it?

This is a method by which web content can be distributed automatically to subscribers each time they are refreshed.

This allows users to subscribe to content and then view it on an RSS reader, which aggregates the latest

feeds in a single application without revisiting each individual website.

Odiogo takes an existing textual RSS feed and creates a new one, identical to the original one, enriched with

 an audio file for each piece of content. RSS feeds can be viewed and listened to with RSS readers such as

FeedDemon, or FeedReader or through personalized Homepage/RSS reader services such as My Yahoo!,

Netvibes or Pageflakes. With an MP3 player or an iPod one would use podcast management tools such as

Apple’s iTunes or iPodder.

What is a Podcast?
A podcast is an audio file that is distributed by subscription over the Internet.

It is generally intended to be listened to on a portable device such as Apple’s iPod or other MP3 readers.

What is a Podiocast?
This is the term we use to refer to high-fidelity Odiogo-generated podcasts (as opposed to the human-generated kind).

What is the difference between a Podiocast and a Podcast?
Odiogo automatically generates podiocasts from textual content structured in RSS feeds.

The end-result is a high-fidelity computer-generated voice file.