Sounds So Sweet!
Did you know that just like video you can easily get audio files to have a player available on Facebook?
It’s a pretty cool and easy trick that doesn’t get talked about often but when you need it makes a superb impression!
Facebook actually handles embedded audio really well (much to my original surprise).
If you share a link that ends in .mp3 (such as your media link will after you upload it to Amazon S3), that shared link will open an audio player for your friends/fans.
That was the result of sharing my podcast file URL after I loaded it to Amazon S3 for this test. (I do not recommend that your podcast files be streamed from Amazon S3.) http://podcastlibrary.s3.amazonaws.com/001-STTFM.mp3 See how the URL ends in .mp3?
This is essentially similar to how sharing a YouTube link opens a video player.
What this also means is that you can share your podcast feed to your page/profile using a tool like RSS Graffiti and each item will have an audio player. (This is occasionally buggy but usually works well.)
Want to quickly record short (sub-five minute) audios from your mobile phone and auto-post them to Facebook? Check out Audioboo which handles the mobile application, hosting, social sharing and takes advantage of a similar player on Facebook.
Have you tried using audio on Facebook yet?