Categories Asides Post by Voice Post author By Matt Post date July 1, 2010 12 Comments on Post by Voice The voice feature is now live on WordPress.com, using Twilio and implemented by Nick. Check it out: Phone Your Blog. Share this: Related Northern VoiceFebruary 23, 2008In "Gallery"Northen VoicesDecember 31, 2005In "Asides"Northern VoiceFebruary 24, 2008In "Asides" ← Dessa → At the Pier 12 replies on “Post by Voice” This got me jokily wondering to myself how long before Google starts to index audio files, but it turns out they already can! It’s only used to a very limited extent currently (the politician channel on YouTube), but will be interesting to see if it develops further. But what about this: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2010/06/whatever-happened-to-voice-recognition.html? When one can blog videos, why should one use the scaled down media? After all mobiles now a days have high speed connectivity to upload video files. You can make a call from anywhere, even a pay phone. […] am a sucker for new WordPress toys, so when I saw the Post by Voice announcement on Matt’s blog I had to try it. If it works well I’m going to go down on the beach during the next big storm […] Well, I tried it. I can see lots of possible applications–lots and lots–but none of them have a lot of appeal unless I could voice-post to a draft. Then I could add some text and graphics to the voice part, and make a good title, and . . . keep from embarrassing myself if I record something idiotic. Looks great… I would LOVE to see it as a plugin for self-hosted installs. When I was looking through blog engines, this was a neat feature that Tumblr had that I envied. Woohoo for WordPress! Interesting. Might this be done for self-hosted WordPress setups? Pretty slick feature, Matt! I just heard about this today, in the WebProNews newsletter, and went and tried it out. Very nice, indeed! You know, of course, this will soon be copied on Facebook, Twitter, etc. That’s okay… we’ll know where they got the idea. 😉 It’s okay, Blogger did it like 10 years ago. As you can tell… I don’t get out much. I did a little research on this last night, and came across mention of the fact that Blogger had implemented it, then let it die – no idea why. I would suspect it was due to a lack of acceptance by the users, rather than by the bloggers. I’m inclined to think that will be less of an issue today. I like it. I probably won’t use it that much, but when on the road, it’s a killer idea. When & how will this be available for self hosted (wordpress.org) blogs? Or I will have to result to subterfuge like setting up a .com blog and voicing to it then embedding the posts in my real blog. And didn’t Google try this several years ago? Comments are closed.