FFS what an EPIC FAIL!
I've listened to a few random threads on here and I have now chewed my own leg off in desperation... Who cares?!? At least you can speed-read crap blogs... God this is such a bad idea...
Hats off to young British entrepreneur Chris Ridgeon for developing a new tool for self-expression. Internetshout.com which launches today describes itself as "the world's voice-based social and discussion forum" - and delivers exactly what it promises on the tin. Instead of simply spraying your thoughts onto the Hive Mind's …
Just spent about two minutes there, and it was all I could stand. There's this one thread featuring people mumbling about whether they love or hate Marmite. Oh, sweet friggin' Jayzus.
...anybody else here remember that old Monty Python sketch, a tv talk show called "Interesting People". John Cleese played a guest who was interested in shouting. "OH YEAH, I'M INTERESTED IN SHOUTIN', ALRIGHT! I DO BELIEVE YOU'VE 'IT THE NAIL ON THE 'EAD WIF THAT PARTICULAR OBSERVATION OF YOURS, KEN!!!"
hmm at the moment from what's on the site you may well be tempted to say what's the point!? but i can see this approach being integrated to written forums - one immediate positive is that you are likely to get a more original debate going than if you are limited to text
"Why on earth would anyone want to listen to the banal chatter of a thousand angst-ridden emo teenagers?"
Pretty much the same thought that runs through my head every time someone mentions web 2.0, blogs, myspace or whatever other "inane drivel = the new internet" shite.
Tell you what. For a small (large) sum of money, I volunteer to go to every school I can possibly visit in one year, and let all the kids know "The world doesn't give a fucking shit about you, shut up and learn something that isn't on Wikipedia, now fuck off and take your myspace shite with you.".
nowadays, is when you talk to yourself :)
But, I don't think I really want to hear the mutterings of others, so I will be giving that a miss.
Still, sound is something the web needs to embrace more, and computer generated speech is quite an interesting area. Festival and mbrola have been coming along, but they need more work done on them. Not that this endeavour will push those project along, just saying that's all.
- I tried to think of ways that the site could be useful. Even clicked around to see what sort of passionate debates are going back and forth. Let's hear someone get passionate about their chosen topic, I thought. I found none. Instead I stumbled on paramore_lover's posts.
FFS - There is no defence for this site. Seriously FFS.
I'm off to scrub out my ears with bleach.
Just think if this was the only way to communicate on the web then next time you are having that "chat" with busty Samantha, the 18 year old hottie you met in second life, you would really know that she wasnt actualy John, the 48 year old, beer swilling moron pretending to be Samantha
I can see the kidz getting into this. Most of us here would never touch it but this could be the perfect website for 8-13 year olds - and there's a lot of them on the internet. He could do alright. Of course there's nothing there (that they'd want) that you couldn't do with a Skype conference call.