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20-Second Podcasts

Micro Podcast Platform Out Loud Lets You Share and Listen to Shorter Podcasts

— June 23, 2015 — Pop Culture
Podcasting as a medium is becoming increasingly popular, as evidenced by this micro podcast platform. However, one complaint some have is finding the time to listen to lengthier podcasts. Out Loud gives podcasting the Twitter treatment, by enabling people to record and listen to sound byte-sized audio content.

The service not only gives people the opportunity to hear the voices of others, but also to share their own. Instead of a 140 character limit though, Out Loud has a 20 second cap -- just enough time to get a thought out. This will surely become another way for aspiring comics to tell jokes as well.

The micro podcast platform also lets you react to the user-generated content (called 'Out Louds') by liking, commenting and even sparking a verbal conversation.
Trend Themes
1. Micro Podcasting - Out Loud's micro podcast platform enables sound byte-sized audio content, disrupting traditional podcasting formats.
2. Time-conscious Listening - Out Loud's 20-second cap addresses the need for more digestible, easily consumable podcast content.
3. Interactive Podcasting - Out Loud's ability to react to user-generated content creates a two-way conversation that could lead to further innovation in podcasting.
Industry Implications
1. Podcasting - Out Loud's micro format and interactive features provide disruptive innovation opportunities for podcasting platforms.
2. New Media - Out Loud's unique platform could provide disruptive innovation opportunities in the new media industry.
3. Social Media - Out Loud's interactive features and emphasis on sharing provide disruptive innovation opportunities in the social media industry.
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