Podchains is a social bookmark service especially for media files (audio/video), the great thing about it is that your user space has an RSS feed with enclosures which actually makes it a podcast feed…actually your user space is the feed itself, see mine.
I posted the other day about doing this exact thing with del.icio.us, but I like the idea of a separate system for this, basically the social indexed web for for audio/video.
See rev2’s post about Podchains, it seems to work like most bookmark services, although there is a lack of tags, this means each user can only have one podcast feed, I’d like to tag the files I collect, and have a podcast feed for each tag.
Like I said, your user space is your feed page, I’d like to see a proper user space like del.icio.us.
Also how do you see other users…where is the latest stream?
Anyway, the idea is for people to be able to subscribe to your Podchains feed in a podcatcher, this way they can be updated with the lastest audio/video in your collection, and then download the podcast feed into their mobile device.
I like rev2’s feedback:
- ability to bookmark the page the media file is on (auto-detection), instead of having to bookmark the file itself
(my addition is to perhaps be able to right-click on the file to bookmark it)
- either feeds for tags, or ability to have several channels per user
- latest stream by rating/voting, kind of like a memedigger
Some of these have been answered in a comment on the rev2 post.
[ADDED: each user actually does have a user space “dashboard”, but the URL is not unique for others to see]