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It started with this post at TechCrunch: Google Integrates Third-Party Web Apps More Deeply Into Google Drive.
I was reading it on my phone this morning, and I got excited. I fired up my laptop, and went to Google Drive and quickly integrated a whole bunch of apps. I created a floor plan using FloorPlanner. And I was feeling good about being able to edit video in Google Drive. Then I happened upon audio.
On second try I was able to use an app that feels like podcasting. I record my talk on the phone, save it over to Google Drive, from there I edited it with TwistedWave, the app on Google Drive, which then allowed me to share it to SoundCloud, which allowed me to embed it to my blog, this blog.
For the longest time video has felt easier than audio. I guess the music industry casts a jaundiced look upon the landscape. And so app developers stay away in fear. But I have just wanted to be able to record and share my own voice with the ease I can share words I type.
Hint: this should be a simple feature in Blogger's mobile app.
And so, welcome to this podcast, if it can be called that: Social Media Week Is Upon Us.