The origination of Web 2.0 has empowered users with never ending cool features. The emergence of cool services like VoiceThread are few examples of adding value to existing photo sharing sites like Flickr, Facebook and more.
VoiceThread is a new service that enables users to capture and add their voices to photos, presentations and embed them in a blog or a website.
At the outset, I see a lot of areas where VoiceThread packs a punch by reinventing the same old stuff.
I ‘d like to share my thoughts on VoiceThread website before I dive deeper into VoiceThread’s features and functionalities. I remember that I had stumbled on VoiceThread’s website a little while back and like any other average website it just popped out of mind. However during the recent odd period it does look that the UI and site development team at VoiceThread have toiled hard to make user’s life easier.
VoiceThread best demonstrates the use of evolving concepts like Ajax & Flash. The images used in the site are well thought out and in synchronization with the overall message that the site is communication. Best-of-all content is user-friendly and really is self-explanatory.
What I really like about VoiceThread is its ability to almost all types of image and doc files for e.g. JPG,GIF, BMP, PNG, DOC, PDF and PPT etc. So this effectively means you can double the value of your cool looking presentations by adding your own voice to support the content. Voice integration is an interesting way to gauge your target audience in conversations by sharing your thoughts.
Apart from assisting professionals in creating collaborative presentations VoiceThread also acts a top quality service for family members who want to annotate their photos or videos.
Beyond this, VoiceThread looks to be solving a real problem which everyone of us seems to be facing. VoiceThread realises that just text does not express the real feelings or emotions of an individual and that is where integration of Voice helps. I think in the coming future an ideal combination of the two would be seen on any website.
As far as my thoughts about its shortcomings are concerned I’d say like any other start-up VoiceThread has its share of problems but again as it grows along I am sure that they would overcome these minor issues. Overall, cool service definitely worth checking out!