I chose SoundCloud for Thing 14. I’ve known SoundCloud for a long time, but I barely use it and thought it only had music. Apparently, it has some content on education. I was randomly searching for ‘Edinburgh University’, I came across a Podcast: Are The Kids Alright? How society treats its young people from College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. I also noticed a series of talks from other schools, for example, the Business School. I never realised that SoundCloud could be one platform to reach out a wider audience or public engagement.
I can’t lie, I still prefer listening to music than podcasts. While I am typing this blog post at this very moment, I’m listening to jazz music picked randomly by SoundCloud, but I’ll definitely check SoundCloud again in the future for finding other interesting audios!