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What is a podcast?

John Gruber:

A podcast, to me, is a series of audio episodes available over the web. At a technical level, it’s an RSS feed, and the RSS feed has entries for each episode, and each episode has links to the actual audio file (in MP3 or AAC format, but usually MP3) and other metadata. 

What isn’t a podcast? A show behind a paywall.

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Autism from the inside

Worth watching: a short film explaining autism – from the inside.

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Mary after the cross

From a poem for the day on the attempted intimidation of Mary Magdalene.

Dead men stay dead.
It was all in that pretty little head of yours.
So sit down, shut up, don’t make waves.
You know what happened to Jesus.

Abby Auman,

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A violent year

The Pulitzer Prizes for 2019 depict a violent year for journalists.

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Communities of practice

Communities of Practice (CoP) are

“groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” This learning that takes place is not necessarily intentional. Three components are required in order to be a CoP: (1) the domain, (2) the community, and (3) the practice.

Food for thought as we work with church communicators and communication networks around the world.