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  1. Chaps. As a fellow podcast… podcast’er’ ? Podcast’ee’ ? Podcastjunkie? Afficionaudio?
    Thanks for bringing Huffduffer to my attention, but I have a couple of little concerns that you might be able to allay for me.
    Am I right in thinking it’s a bit, well, manual? It seems to take quite a bit of effort to huffduff the information and make a post, rather than finding a podcast page and being able to one-click post it using, say a bookmarklet?
    Secondly, isn’t there something a little bit unseemly(?) in huffduffing a direct link to a sound file, rather than to the page where the sound file can be downloaded/streamed? Some podcasters might be relying on page clicks and other metrics as part of their meagre income stream?

    Or, as a noob, have I just missed something obvious? Just wondering what your thoughts are.


    • Hi Ian,
      Huffduffer has a bookmarklet. Clicking it pops a window and one click there adds it to your huffduffer page and RSS feed. I subscribe to my feed in Castro on my phone. So there are 2 clicks to get an episode to my phone.

      As to the unseemliness, I don’t think it is a problem. I would not visit a page of a podcast if I had subscribed to the podcast’s feed. Some (most?) pod-catchers, have their own copy of the feed, so If I subscribe to a podcast in Castro, I’ll not hit the podcast page or its own feed to be counted. I presume that a commercial podcast would count the plays/downloads of the podcast MP3 file? I might be way off base here as the ethics of this didn’t cross my mind until now!

      What Huffduffer does, for me, is allow me to listen to podcast episodes, without subscribing to the whole feed. I am listening to a wider variety of podcasts, and even the odd bit of music/youtube video.

      • That’s really helpful John, thanks. I hadn’t spotted the bookmarklet – sweet! That makes life a lot easier.
        Thanks too for your observations on the ethics; I hadn’t thought about those things. I’ll keep pondering 😉

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