One of the things that is interesting about X-Oriente is that you guys access the show in so many different ways. Which is great that you are getting the content, but measuring the audience is a pain. As I've written before, measurement is everything in the Podcast game because it allows me to find sponsors, but it also helps me understand which shows and topics are more popular.
When I started the show, I made everything from scratch. Since that time, there are a lot of tools that have evolved for the podcaster. One of them is Libsyn. Libsyn, or Liberated Syndication is an inexpensive hosting service that is specially geared towards podcasters. It will allow me to consolidate the podcasting infrastructure I've set up, which works very well but is labor-intensive to maintain.
So this weekend, I will be setting up the new infrastructure, and when it is ready I will switch it over. Hopefully you guys won't notice anything different. But the show might be unavailable for a little while here and there while I work out the kinks. If you notice the show is down, please leave a comment here, and I'll note the time and try to fix the problem. If you notice missing shows, note in your comment which episode is missing and whether you are getting the show from iTunes, another service or here at the site. I'll get notified of the comment by email, but it will help me keep track of the problems and you'll notice if it has already been reported so we don't duplicate reports.
Thanks your your help. This will help when we start expanding the show to include enhanced podcasts and video.
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