VoiceThread

VoiceThread Yet another great web 2.0 tool to use with students.  Check out this link for great ideas on how to use this in your classroom.

Voicethread Introduces Group Audio Blogging (GAB) to the Internet

Internet users can now use audio to annotate blog posts and engage in recorded group conversations via the Internet.

Boca Raton, FL, March 8, 2007 – http://www.voicethread.com – Voicethread.com, a website that captures the voices that surround shared media, is introducing Group Audio Blogging (GAB) to the Internet.

Voicethread is enabling users to create “VoiceThreads” much the same way a blogger would create a post or a page on a social networking site. While a blog is mostly written, a VoiceThread gives the distinct benefit of recorded group conversation.

“We’ve taken the ‘instant’ out of Instant Messaging, and replaced it with the voices that surround evocative media,” said Steve Muth, Co-Founder of Voicethread. “Text is wonderful, but a human voice has an undeniable power.”

Group Audio Blogging adds audio to an arena that has been heavily text focused up until this point. Bloggers can easily add a VoiceThread to their blog and encourage an audio debate among readers.

VoiceThreads are in no way limited to blogs and can be used by all Internet users for an array of purposes, from personal stories to educational projects and marketing tools.

• Students can record their friends’ voices in an audio yearbook
• MySpace users can enhance their profiles and use VoiceThreads to leave recorded messages for their friends
• Service men and women deployed abroad can read a bed-time story to their children

“VoiceThreads transform any image into a discussion that can be shared not only over the Web, but over time. Like a Tivo for voice conversations, you can contribute whenever you want,” said Ben Papell, Co-Founder of Voicethread.com. “The conversations are more thoughtful, they can be saved forever, and they’re easily shared.”

Find out more about Group Audio Blogging and create your own VoiceThread today at http://www.voicethread.com

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