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311patentPodcast Patent Update
There has been a lot of new buzz happening around the Podcasting Patent Lawsuit lately. If you have not already heard them, I encourage you to listen to episode 292 and episode 298 of Podcast Answer Man to hear the full details about where this story started.

In this episode I share my thoughts on why this who podcast patent lawsuit could end up being a major blessing to the podcasting industry as a whole and why I am slightly more confident that this will eventually all go away.

Below is the list of links that I mentioned:

  • NPR – Planet Money Episode 462: When Patents Hit the Podcast
  • NPR Morning Edition – June 05, 2013: How One Patent Could Take Down One Comedian
  • The Verge: A look at the patent on distributing podcasts, and EFF's plan to fight it.
  • The Verge: President Obama to take aim at patent trolls with executive actions on Tuesday
  • Mashable: Software Patent Trolls: Obama's Got You in His Sights
  • Please Help EFF Challenge The Personal Audio Patent!
    Who Cares About Klout?
    In this week's Social Media Segment, Erik Fisher and I discuss Klout for the very first time here on Podcast Answer Man. If you want to hear what we originally said about Klout back in October 2010, you can listen to episode 062 of Social Media Serenity.

    Do you find yourself checking your Klout score? Do you ever check the Klout score of others? Have you checked out their new Klout experts program? Tell me what you think in the comments section below.

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    The Podcast Mastermind
    Are you a podcaster?
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    Upcoming Event Schedule
    220calOne of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel.

    Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town.

    Platform Conference
    November 3-5 – Dallas, TX
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    January 4-6, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV
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    Blue Host Affiliate Signup
    BlueHostI want to send out a special word of thanks to the folks behind the following domains that were used to create a new hosting account with BlueHost with my Blue Host affiliate link recently. As you know, I earn a commission each time someone clicks through my link to sign up with Blue Host. So thank you!

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    Note: The fact that I have linked to these accounts is only to acknowledge that these folks have used my affiliate link to create a hosting account with BlueHost. These links are not an endorsement of any content that may be posted to these sites. If you ever recognize content blatantly offensive at any of these links, please let me know and I will be sure to evaluate and consider if the link should be removed from this post. These accounts are all brand new and may not be active yet. Also, it is possible that some of these domains were previously owned and may not have been transferred to BlueHost just yet.

    Free Month of Media Hosting With Libsyn!
    Because of all the years of sending clients to sign up for accounts with Libsyn, they have created an affilate program only given to a hand selected group of podcasting experts. I'm delighted that I am now able to offer your ONE MONTH FREE when you sign up for a new account with Libsyn. Simply use promo code GSPN when you sign up! For my complete thoughts on podcast hosting, click here.

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    I Appreciate Your iTunes Reviews!
    If you have ever read my blog post about how iTunes podcast ratings work, then you know just how valuable leaving a 5 star rating and/or a written review can be to a content producer.

    I am so incredibly thankful to those who have recently gone into my listing in iTunes to provide a five star rating and a written review of Podcast Answer Man.

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