We’re still clearing the cobwebs out of our website, but as with most things these days, you can find a bunch of us on Facebook. Please join the Hawaii Association of Podcasters group and introduce yourselves. Let’s see where the next ten years takes us!
Check out “Ten Years in Your Ears,” an extraordinary series of articles from Slate marking ten years of podcasting.
Podcasting is an overnight success after years of work. Not 35 years; only a single decade has passed since this Guardian story used the new term podcasting. The medium was briefly the hot new Internet star (Word of the Year 2005!) and was then quickly eclipsed by YouTube, social media, Farmville, and a thousand other new new things. Now we’re told podcasting is back, a resurgence complete with a flurry of press attention, new companies jumping into the space, and that precious commodity the Internet bestows and rescinds in mysterious ways—buzz.
PodCamp Hawaii is coming, October 24-25, 2008. Whether you are new to blogging and podcasting or an expert, you will discover a rich world of warm, friendly, smart people and will be able to network with some of the internet’s most forward thinkers.
Remember though, this is an UnConference! That means the sessions are all free and anyone can speak. There is no top-down style, and there is just as much going on “in the hallways” as in the sessions. Be prepared for incredible learning, dialog, and networking as hobbyists, professionals, educators, musicians, ad execs, gov’t agencies and nonprofits all come together to learn, share, show, and tell.
Beach Walks received a Judge’s Choice for Best Inspirational/Spiritual videoblog. The general public was also able to vote via the Vloggies website and awarded a People’s Choice award also for Best Inspirational/Spiritual as well as Best Entertainment (Non Fiction) award.
Roxanne of Beach Walks With Rox was on hand at the ceremony to receive the awards and in keeping with the videoblogging lifestyle shot one of her daily shows before and after the show.
Local podcasters, would-be podcasters, and podcast fans are invited to join the Hawaii Association of Podcasters at a friendly pot-luck gathering on Saturday, Aug. 26. It will be hosted by HAP co-founder Bob Lew in Kalani Valley (just past Kahala Mall heading east), from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1591 Kalaniuka Place. Join the mailing list to introduce yourself, let us know you’re coming, and what you’re bringing!
HAP member Vernon Brown of the 808Talk podcast has crossed into the next dimension of video with 808TalkTV.
“Since I am approaching my one year anniversary of podcasting I decided to add an extra cut for my listeners and do a little video podcasting,” Vernon writes. “I’m no pro, but many of my listeners have been asking if I was going to morph to the video side so I guess the pressure got to me and I put together a little something to give a glimpse of what I want to do.”
He says 808TalkTV will “show my favorite places in and around Hawaii and take a visit with some great and wonderful people and the things I love.”
NEW DATE: HAP member Gail Jennings of HawaiiDiner.com and the HawaiiDiner.com Podcast will join a panel of “new” and “traditional” media practitioners on Hawaii Public Radio’s weekly Town Square talk show, airing at 5 p.m. on KIPO 89.3FM on Thursday, April 13.
Writes fellow panelist and HAP co-founder Larry Geller: “Produced in a studio any podcaster would kill for, a bunch of us will see what happens when ‘traditional’ and ‘new’ media are thrown into a room and the door locked behind them.”
Larry and Gail will sit with Jerry Burris, editorial editor for the Honolulu Advertiser, Ian Lind, investigative reporter and blogger, and Town Square host Beth-Ann Kozlovich.
Tune in, and call in! The number is 941-3689 or (877) 941-3681 from outside Honolulu.