Monday, November 20, 2006
Noisely calls itself an intelligent podcast player, which means that it will stitch together hours of podcasts based on keywords that you specify. This means that you can easily set up a continuous stream of chatter in the background as you work or browse without interruption. The implementation is stylish, but the algorithm needs a little work. For instance, typing in Google somehow brings up a podcast on the Mayan calendar. Still, the rest of the podcasts were right on target. As natural language processing improves, services like this might make finding interesting or topical podcasts easier and reduce reliance on collaborative filtering, which at the moment is the best method.