Odeo is incredible

OK, “Odeo is incredible” is a fairly giddy title. But frankly, that’s the way I feel.

I’ve been using and building web technology for over a decade … but Odeo blows me away.

It’s the best of what’s sometimes referred to as web 2.0: simple, beautiful, social, searchage, taggable, mashable software. (Mashable in at least the very weak sense that I can import it right into my blog with one line of code, and possibly in more involved ways that I’m not aware of.)

In the past 2 years, I have never had any real interest in creating podcasts. I did it for a client that used podcasts to teach English-as-a-second-language students, but it was not a passion of mine by any stretch of the imagination.

But Odeo caught my eye recently and I’ve been using it – more for fun than anything else.

The kids and I made a “happy birthday” podcast for their grandfather – over on my personal & family blog: Art & artifice. Aidan, my youngest son, and I had some fun the other night.

It’s just so easy and instant. Two minutes, and you’ve got a podcast. Add one or two to post it on your blog, if you wish. It’s literally child’s play.