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Published in AALL Spectrum (December 2010) 15(3). Copyright American Association of Law Libraries. Used by permission.


The advent of technology has infinitely changed how humans exchange information. There are numerous ways to communicate with people: a phone call, by e-mail, at professional conferences, through networking opportunities, and in publications of all types. Another opportunity is via radio-not the old fashioned AM/FM kind, but online radio shows or podcasts.

Blog Talk Radio is a web-based, live radio internet service that includes free or basic services for individual users; premium levels of service and business accounts are available for companies. There are two types of individual accounts---one for listeners and one for hosts. Users can listen to shows without registering but they will appear as guests in the chat room instead of by their user names.