I wrote this on the AudioMo website
“We will still be running #AudioMo next year regardless of what is happening to AudioBoom. Remember the challenge is app independent.
Social audio does not have to be held within one app, as much as we love AudioBoom. We do know that when AudioBoom introduces its $9.99 per month charge to all users that some users will leave that platform.
We have an idea, why not pick the audio app / platform that works for you and share your audio to Twitter using #Audio365 hashtag. Everyone can open a search for the hashtag and connect to whoever is using the hashtag. In effect we would be using Twitter as a host for the community (Social Audio).
Just an idea”.
The thing is social audio is important and still relevant. I signed up to AudioBoo when there were just 7 active users (not including the dev team and CEO Mark). There was Steph (UKMelia), Christian (Documentally), Me (ernmander) and 4 London teenagers that used the platform to threaten each other. The teenagers made most of the audio as it was clear they were in some turf war.
I got, as I often do, a little ratty saying to Mark that this platform was just a platform for slanging matches, which it then was. Mark’s response was “The cream will rise to the top” He was totally right.
Steph and I went on to create DoodURLs, a website that took doodles posted to Twitter using the #DoodURLs hashtag then uploaded to our website and shared around the world crediting the doodle doodler. The website had amazing coverage in the press and voted in top 10 digital charts around the world. We wouldn’t have done that if it wasn’t for the fact we had used AudioBoo and chatted. Back then social media and what we were all doing felt like we were “knocking on the sky dude”.
I introduced JackFM Oxford to the AudioBoo platform and Mark went on the radio station and did a fabulous interview.
Sadly AudioBoo had to make investors money and were bought out and became AudioBoom. We were all reassured nothing would change. You guys who had plugged away sharing your day to day lives were gonna be ok. Not true. They ripped out the community, then turned off audio DM’s.
Latest step is that they will now charge all the original users $9.99 a month for access to AudioBoom, or have your account set to private. None of us have received any notification on this.
Which is why my idea of using any audio platform you want, then post the link to that audio into Twitter using #Audio365 makes sense. Making a WhatsApp group is a silly idea, because you have to give out your mobile number to everyone and also be invited to join the group. whereas a hashtag on Twitter is something you decide if you want to do or not.
All I want is for us who want an audio community to happen is for it to happen, at least I am trying.
Nice to have a few days off social media (except testing one scheduled tweet).
To take my mind off the mother of my daughter returning to being an arse about access to my little girl. After having months of having days a month with her, her mother now seems to think it’s fine to cut that to a few hours a month.
Any way to take my mind off all that I have being doing interesting work at work. Tasked to set up a confidential mental health survey. Setting up a mobile network to be used overseas. Importantly taking a break from staring at my iPhone, iPads and MacBook and all those social media platforms I piss my life into.
The loss of my best friend over the weekend hit home. It’s the people that have stuck with you through life, they’re the ones that deserve your attention.
Now for a few days off work. Catch up with family, then look into having a proper holiday.
Any way it’s Greek Week at Lidl and I want to go get some stuffed vine leaves. Till next time.
I don’t tend to be productive on my Birthday, just listen to music and eat.
Another year older, not another year wiser. And yes the child in the picture is me, 6 weeks old in Blackpool.
Wonder why Apple made the iMac Pro and rammed it full of memory and Gucci cores? Install MacOS High Sierra Beta 2. Memory hungry isn’t the word, it’s a memory murderer.
Yes I know it’s beta and Apple will hopefully address the memory hunger in the final version. This beta is untestable for me at the moment.
We need a laugh.
This is just a test post. I had forgot that BossJock Jnr could save the audio file to camera roll, just wanted to see how that would look on WordPress.
I have tried and do like double edge shaving, but it is not a thing I can do every day before heading out to work, very time consuming.
Like most blokes I am always on the look out for an alternative to the expensive Gillette cartridge razors. I have tried a lot, spent way to much trying all comers.
These are the three I kind of rate.
Cornerstone. Cornerstone have a new cartridge and have had to redesign their razor. Though the new blades are sharp the the actual shave is not that close and takes several passes to achieve anything you want to leave the house with. This razor sadly is more style over function.
King of Shaves. King of Shaves will not be winning any design awards with this one. Seems to use the same cartridge as the Gruum system. Offers a close shave. Though after the third shave the blades seemed to dull quite quickly.
The one out of the three that I would recommend is the King of Shaves. Close shave and very very cheap.
But like most blokes I will pick up Gillette when they are on offer in the shops, sorry it is the best cartridge razor out there.
This is a quick test post of an audio app that I have been kindly allowed to beta test, thank you Kosso.
If it all goes well this is the app I’ll use for the #AudioMo challenge in June.
This post was written and posted using the iOS WordPress mobile app so hoping the video embed works.