Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2008
Personal Life Media™, Inc. a publisher of lifestyle podcasts and blogs for people on the leading edge of culture, made available today a patent-pending audio player widget that distributes multiple podcast RSS feeds. Web widgets are the small modules of content or advertising that a Web user can add to a social network profile, blog or personal start page.
The player is free and can be customized by color and size to match any web page or blog as well as to propagate shows in Facebook, MySpace and twenty other sites such as iGoogle and Wordpress using Gigya's Wildfire widget distribution technology. Users can visually fly back and forth between album art for each show in the widget by controlling "show flow" with a mouse. Most importantly, the player can be branded with a corporate logo for an integrated look and feel.
Podcasters who produce more than a single show now have a way of presenting up to five of their related shows in a single widget on their site, blog or social services. As each new episode debuts, it automatically gets pushed to the podcaster's "widget," wherever it has been syndicated by fans. The podcaster's fans can "get" the player and put it on their site, blog or social site, carrying the podcaster's logo and sponsored audio ads along with the content.
The widget creator at http://personallifemedia.com/widget is free for any company, podcaster or content fan.
"Pimp" Your Widget
Three simple steps customize the PLM player:
1. Register and add up to five RSS feeds for audio podcasts.
2. Customize the player's color and background, pick a size and add a logo.
3. Click "Get" and insert it directly on a blog, website and more than 20 social media services.
Wild For Widgets
At launch, two thought-leaders in the podosphere are showcasing the free podcast widget. Chris MacDonald, founder of music discovery publisher IndieFeed and C.C. Chapman, multi-show podcaster with social media strategy firm, The Advanced Guard. This widget is free for any podcast publisher to use to promote multiple shows to fans.
- IndieFeed http://blindingflashes.blogs.com/indie_feed/2007/08/this-just-in.html
- C.C. Chapman http://www.cc-chapman.com/
- Customize your widget here http://personallifemedia.com/widget
Susan Bratton, CEO and co-founder, Personal Life Media, Inc. and Vice Chairman, Association for Downloadable Media
"We are dedicated to the podcasting industry and want to create tools that help not just Personal Life Media, but enable all podcasters to increase their reach and generate new ways to monetize the amazing range of content produced by our community."
Chris MacDonald, Founder, IndieFeed
"I chose the Personal Life Media solution for two reasons. First, it impressively displays multiple feeds of episodic audio." "Secondly, because it provides the easiest and most engaging consumer experience with the widest possible sharing reach."
C.C. Chapman, The Advanced Guard
"I love that Personal Life Media is making it simple for anyone with multiple shows to pool them together into a widget that can then be placed on any blog or social networking site." "Not only can anyone make their own, but by allowing simple adjustments such as color and the adding of a custom logo, it truly makes it unique to every media producer."
All shows from Personal Life Media may be accessed at http://personallifemedia.com or in iTunes at:
About Personal Life Media:
Personal Life Media (http://www.personallifemedia.com) is a multimedia lifestyle brand providing entertaining and authentic personal content to socially conscious adults, and is the first podcast and blog advertising network for advertisers to reach the "cultural creatives" market segment. Expert hosts deliver motivational programs, talk shows, reality-audio, interviews, advanced techniques and guided exercises in blogs, web audio, video and podcasting formats.
The network offers 25 free weekly audio and video programs, podcasts and companion blogs about self-empowerment, happiness, relationships, sensuality, life purpose, wealth creation, healthy aging and longevity. Additional areas of interest include the men's movement, life coaching, ecology, creativity, weight-loss, beauty innovation and cosmetic surgery, retirement, conscious business, ethical sales, spirituality, personal and global transformation.
Access the shows for free from a browser or subscribe via RSS or iTunes and listen on an iPod or MP3 player. Personal Life Media is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.
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