[Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category

  • From: Lynn Schneider <lschneider9@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 03:38:37 -0400

Hi Shelly. I like the Pickle too. It has now become my favorite directory. One of my frustrations with the other directories is that they tend to give too much press to the top podcasts instead of trying to give people a good all-around sampling of the podosphere. My interests are quite unusual, and I have found many interesting things on the Pickle that I found nowhere else.

At 05:17 PM 9/27/2005 -0500, you wrote:


All the comments about the Disability node for iPodder are very interesting, and have given me several things to think about. I'm still committed to advocacy on this front. Next step is to resend my note to Mr. Curry, as an open letter, which will allow me to publish it around the podcasting community, I wanted to let you know, though, that there is a directory that does include a Disabilities category. That would be <a href=" <http://www.podcastpickle.com";>http://www.podcastpickle.com";>Podcast Pickle</a>. Not many shows in that subcategory yet. It would be great if podcast producers on this list who want to identify their shows as disability-oriented would begin to get listed on the Pickle. You could even list yourself and use "blindness" as a keyword but not list yourself in the Disabilities category. On the Pickle, you get to pick two categories, plus you create your own sets of keywords. Adding your cast to the Pickle would help your own visibility and would add to the credibility of the Pickle directory as it positions itself in the directory sphere. They already has a number of great features, including search, and the ability to create a favorites list that others can browse. You can also play podcasts directly from each podcaster's page. The Disabilities subcategory on Podcast Pickle is within the Society top-level category. By the way, I own no stock in the Pickle. What I like about it is that competition with Podcast Alley and, to a lesser extent, IndiePodder, has caused the Pickle to be very innovative and responsive to its users.


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