Will wonders never cease: it appears that Odeo, the media-hosting site that has been d.o.a. for months, is up and running again. Odeo hosts YA! Cast, which is published via iTunes. When Odeo died a few months ago, there was nothing I could do to change my RSS feed into iTunes. So, I used free PHP software called Loud Blog to temporarily host YA! Cast on this site (see this link). Loud Blog is a pretty cool solution, if you have server space and a little PHP knowledge.
So, now that Odeo is back (though loading very s-l-o-w-l-y), I’ve been able to add a couple of new podcasts from the past two semesters. The return of Odeo is a relief, but also an indication of the fly-by-night nature of quite a few 2.0 startups. Ning is no fly-by-night, but did nearly leave educators in the lurch a few months ago. What would happen if Wikispaces went under? Or even WordPress? Quite a few teachers and professors would be in trouble. . .