updated 05:10 pm EST, Wed November 15, 2006
PodJournals Beta Released
PodJournals today announced the beta release of its self-titled social podcasting service for Mac OS X. The service goes beyond traditional social networking or podcast hosting by making the podcast central to the networking experience, according to the company. The free beta enables members to create up to 10 journals and podcasts. Each podcast is collaboratively managed and includes full privacy measures to allow only identified family and friend access to specific audio and video content. The resulting creations, dubbed 'friendcasts' according to PodJournals President Steven Schuldt, deliver combinations of audio and video tailor-made for specific friends and family members. Podcasts are accessible by any podcast-supporting software but must be assembled after recording by a downloadable client program that requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.