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Enhance Your ‘Tweets’ with Twitter Audio Messaging

Twitter emerged as a new-age social network (a peculiar concept in itself as social media is still considered a modern technology) in 2006 with a bold and enlightening concept of mini-blogging – 140 characters or less, to be exact.

Today, Twitter’s booming popularity has inspired the development of new avenues to enhance social interaction among users, including the sharing of music files. However, Twitter’s most recent advancement allows tweeters to share audio files.

So, whether your fancy is to make the punch line of a joke more vibrant, an apology more sincere or even sing happy birthday to a friend, Twitter is now the place to be seen and heard!

Check out these five different outlets, thanks to Mashable.com, to capture audio messaging on your next Twitter post.

1. Chir.ps


“After signing in with OAuth, it’s just a matter of entering your name for your personalized Chir.ps page before you can get going on the recording side of things.

The on-screen recording is again, simple — just authorize Chir.ps to use your computer’s microphone, hit one button to start, say your piece and then hit stop. You can preview your recording and once you’re happy with it, add text and then tweet it.

While still decent, the audio quality of Chir.ps did not seem as great as other services we used, but the site does offer a listen count, so you can see how many people have hit play, which we do like.”

 2. AudioBoo

“Once you’ve signed in with OAuth and chosen your AudioBoo username, the online recording takes place in a pop out window, which also gives you the option to upload a common audio file.

You can talk (or sing, or hum, or groan or whatever it is you want to do) for five minutes, after which you can preview your ramblings. Once you’re happy, give the recording a title and AudioBoo saves it down into the ‘Your Boos’ section of the site.

From here you can choose to share your audio to Facebook, get an embed code for it, or tweet it, which creates a short URL.

AudioBoo’s sound quality is good, but there’s no way to see how many people have tuned-in to listen to your broadcast, although there is the capability to comment on Boos.”

Note: This technology is also available in iPhone and Android applications.

3. Twaud.io


“Recording online is easy: Just sign in with OAuth, authorize use of your microphone and you’re good to go for a generous thirty minutes worth of record time, which is practically podcast length.

Just hit the record button, hit it again to stop and then press play to review whatever it is you’ve just uttered. Once you’re done on the same screen there’s a box to enter up to 100 characters of text, then just press the ‘Twaudio it!’ button and you’re done.

Twaud.io’s URLs are super short and plays automatically when someone hits the link. Those who listen to your recordings also get the option to download them, get an embed code, retweet them or comment on them, which is sent as an @reply to the creator.

Sound quality is good, and the site tells you how many listens you’ve racked up, which is also good for an ego boost.”

4. Chirbit

Chirbit doesn’t offer OAuth sign-in as it’s not designed solely for the micro-blogging service, but setting up an account is a pain-free process, all the same.

Once you’re in, you can use the service to record up to two minutes of audio, as long as you’ve given the appropriate permission just by hitting the onscreen buttons. After you’ve listened back and decided you like what you hear, you can give the clip a title and then add it into a category.

To save your Chirbit, you hit send and it will then appear on your Chirbit homepage. To get sharing, hit the cog icon on your recording and the site gives you the option to post it to Facebook or Twitter, making you a nice little shortened URL in the process.”

5. ShoutoMatic

“Head on over to the site, either sign up for an account, or connect via Facebook, and you’re ready to start ‘shouting.’

On the simple interface you just hit to record, review and save the clip. If you’ve signed in with Facebook it will prompt you to post it on there, but you can skip this bit.

After you’ve saved it, you can e-mail, download, post to Facebook or tweet your audio. If you tweet it, then ShoutoMatic makes you a neat shortened URL and adds the text ‘Check this out’ to your tweet, which obviously, you can choose to delete.

There is no listen counter on ShoutoMatic, but people are able to reply directly on your message page.”

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