Last February I reviewed a site called PodZinger. PodZinger, if you don’t remember, does machine transcription of podcasts and then makes the material searchable, which is just lovely. (And as far as I know they have that arena pretty much to themselves, which boggles the mind.) PodZinger’s at http://www.podzinger.com/ .
PodZinger has done some updating since I last covered them in February so I wanted to do a quick overview of what’s new. First is the scope: PodZinger is now searching more than a quarter-million audio AND VIDEO episodes. In addition to English, this now includes Spanish-language content. The Spanish search page is at http://www.podzinger.com/index.jsp?il=es .
PodZinger now has a Zing Index, where you can see what’s being talked about, which podcasts/vidcasts are being most viewed, etc. Right now the theme is labor day celebrations; if we don’t get a Zing Index to see which candidates are being talked the most about during election seasons, I’ll be deeply disappointed. Zing Index at http://www.podzinger.com/ZingIndex.jsp.
While you’re visiting PodZinger, check out BlogZinger at http://www.blogzinger.com/. There’s information here on PodZinger features but also views on podcasting in general, themed podcast lists (podcasts that cover TV shows, etc.) and pointers to podcasting/vidcasting commentary. Nifty.