Yahoo today launched Yahoo! Podcasts, a new podcast search service, that will enable people to easily search podcasts through keywords, categories or user-generated topic tags.
The podcast site includes a central directory of shows indexed by Yahoo, community tools for ranking and recommending specific clips, and compatibility with many different types of multimedia software and wireless devices.
Searchers can listen to or subscribe to RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds for individual shows or episodes of programming or entire series.
Yahoo also plans to eventually offer tools that will enable people to create their own podcasts.
This is another big step for podcasting, which is something I’ve been thinking of getting into for a while. A lot of ideas and thoughts have been playing around in my head and I haven’t decided yet on what my podcast will be about.
Hopefully it’ll get off the ground soon though.