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TweetCall – speak your tweets

TweetCall has you dial 1-877-TWEET-CALL and leave a voice message that is transcribed right into the Twitter stream.  At first I thought, wait a second, this isn’t hooked to my account?  Well reading further they ask you to select a pin number to associate and secure your account.

I questioned how well they could transcribe, and while you mileage will vary, they do state:

TweetCall’s transcription is superior to voice recognition

Accuracy is essential when communicating with your friends, one typo could ruin your reputation. TweetCall is powered by Quicktate‘s highly accurate transcription service, which uses humans to proofread all messages for proper syntax, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation before they are submitted. Stop typing, start talking!

I went ahead and headed to the login page.  I anticipated oAuth but it simply asked for my Twitter username and password.  You are provided a random pin number (which you can change and must be 4-10 numbers long).  You must also associate a phone number with the account.

Now this confused me since they said you could share your Twitter account and pin with multiple people, but would it work from any phone then?  I would think not.  If they went by pin only then they have limited reach in service.  So placing the phone number and pin number are important.

The idea is the ability to not use text to send tweets, great for bluetooth.  Also to increase citizen journalism.  Of course, learn how to count your characters when you talk to stay within 140 characters.


About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.


One thought on “TweetCall – speak your tweets

  1. Another service that allows you to speak your tweets is Spokentwitter. Just speak your tweets and you are done. Also forget about counting 140 characters since through SpokenTwitter you can voicetweet for unlimited

    Posted by Namita Naik | July 20, 2010, 12:39 am

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