podosphere

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Most likely derived from the term blogosphere, it seems to have been first coined by podcaster Steve Gillmore[1] during the opening session on podcasting of the Bloggercon III conference.

Noun[edit]

podosphere (plural podospheres)

  1. (slang) The collective podcasting social network or community.
    • 2005, Steve Shipside, Podcasting: The Ultimate Starter Kit [2], ISBN 1904902731, page 132:
      Religion is one of the most talked about subjects on earth and, unsurprisingly, one of the most podcasted in the podosphere.
    • 2005 April 10, Garry Barker, "Welcome to the wide world of the podosphere", The Age [3]:
      John Markoff, senior technology reporter at the New York Times, says more than 11 million Americans are now in the podosphere and that by 2008 there will be nearly 60 million, and double that worldwide.
    • 2006, Mur Lafferty, Tricks of the Podcasting Masters [4], ISBN 0789735741, page 178:
      You don't want to spend too much money on your podcast at first because you want to see how you like it and how much of a splash you make on the podosphere, but it's difficult to make that splash when you're making subpar recordings.

References[edit]

While not nearly as popular as the term blogosphere, there are approximately 120,000 references to the word, according to a Google[5] search.