Speaking Freely with SpinVox

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“I recently posted about the potential future of the mobile internet and offered up an option that could resolve the issue of screen real estate. Had briefly touched on the solution for what’s some perceive as the other issue, data entry. It’s hard for some to type on a pretty keyboard and harder for those of us that need tact had a refill want to be cool and have a I phone. The puzzle answer is SpinVox, SpinVox is a voice recognition software and would help facilitate text entry while on the go. To assure that the signal is clean, an earpiece would most likely need to be utilized. I used SpinVox to create this post, it was an interesting process to setup under word press. I had to create an email address, configure it and then turn a blog from email function on within word press. Word press needs to make this much easier, I then had to send this information to SpinVox and from there they set me up with an account and a phone no. to call to record my post. So very much like spiras(?) the spy, they had to up my limit to 2 mins because the default was 20 secs and I just can’t talk that fast. What are the screen size and data entry issues are resolved assuming there are issues. The mobile internet is coming and location base services will change our everyday lives, I say assuming only because the issue of screen size and data entry maybe an age related issue in the future of mobile is definitely the teens and tweens(?). Maybe it’s important to that age group as well it’s better just released a voice to text feature called twitter phone.”spoken through SpinVoxI pasted the original text post below for a comparison. (I also added ‘with SpinVox’ to the title.) I recently posted about the potential future of the mobile internet and offered up an option that could resolve the issue of screen real estate. I briefly touched on the solution for what some perceive as the other issue; data entry. It is hard for some to type on a QWERTY keyboard and harder for those of us that need tactile relief but want to be cool and have an iPhone.

The possible answer is SpinVox. SpinVox is voice recognition software and would help facilitate text entry while on the go. To insure that the signal was clean an ear piece would most likely need to be utilized. I used SpinVox to create this post.

It was an interesting process to set this up under WordPress. I first had to create an email address, configure and then turn the “blog from email function” within WordPress. (WordPress needs to make this much easier.) I then had to send this information to SpinVox and from there they set me up with an account and an phone number to call and record my post. Felt very much like Spy vs. Spy. They had to up my limit to two minutes because the default is 20 seconds.

Whether the screen size and data entry issues are resolved (assuming they are issues), the mobile Internet is coming and location based services will change our everyday lives. I say assuming only because the issue of screen size and data entry may be an “age-related” issue and the future of mobile is definitely the teens and tweens. Maybe it is important to that age group as well since Twitter just released a voice to text feature called TwitterPhone.

Overall I think the service is great for text messaging. I could have spoken slower and more clearly but was concerned about my 2 minute limit. I will try this again with a shorter post to check for clarity.

By Michael Myers

I'm an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. I also consult with startups and established brands. I'm currently focused on artificial intelligence, cognitive neuroscience and culture. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, biking, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive and/or surf. I'm passionate about architecture, design, street art, photography and the art that tattooing has evolved into.

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