Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The New Tools Keep on Coming - Splashcast

So here's another one. As Robin Good wrote on Jan 30th:

"Every week it seems to become a little bit easier to get involved in multimedia content delivery and syndication - whether through sharing videos using Youtube, photos through Flickr, or your thoughts using popular blogging platforms. The ability to upload, embed and easily share media content is now something we take for granted, but until now there hasn't been an easy way to gather all of this content together into a personalized online channel. That is all about to change starting today."

And as usual, the following example is light in content, but should be enough to give you an idea of what Splashcast can do. You can mix and match audio, video, images, and text.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Adding Spoken Thoughts 2

UPDATE OCT 16, 2007: MYCHINGO NO LONGER FREE :(

Ok. Here's another option using MyChingo. The advantage of this tool seems to be that all messages are kept here for others to hear, and unlike Gcast, the messages don't autoplay. (Messages have 60 second limit.)

Add Your Spoken Thoughts

It seems it may finally be possible to enable visitors to make spoken comments in blogs using this little plug-in from Evoca. I'll believe it when I see it. Still, here goes....
.....it's not quite as neat as it seems. You can indeed record a spoken message using the recorder below, but of course the audio is sent off to Evoca so people who come in later can't hear the spoken posts unless I go over to Evoca and copy the code and paste it here. Which I might do. I don't seem to be able to enter my email or any written text in the applet below so you might not be able to either, but if you drop by record a spoken message and I'll see if I can get the code and insert it here. Capiche? :)





Thursday, January 25, 2007

Welcome to BAW 2007

I was sitting here as I posted this message. (Photo also taken using the same phone and posted to Moblog.)


My Tagroll

Well I've finally weaning myself off Powermarks (which was the greatest bookmark manager until Delicious et al arrived) and am now routinely dumping things into my Delicious account. And because I'm fascinated by the number of things you can do with a blog I'm adding my tagroll here!

GCast v Hipcast

To see GCast working on its own in a separate blog go over here.While GCast is free, Hipcast costs US$4.95/month.


Audio Post via Hipcast

This post has arrived by phone using Hipcast. (I'll edit this later.)