So... I had been hearing this talk about the walkie-talkie app called Voxer. I installed it on my phone and I had my husband to install it on his. Didn't seem like a really big deal... we could leave a "voicemail" on each other's phone through the app. We could also type a message or send a picture. Nothing new. I asked myself, Why would I want this app?
Then I saw a tweet by Brad Currie about a #satchat Voxer group. I knew I needed to give it a try to see if it would deepen my understanding of how to use the app.
Once I became part of the group, I had a reason to use Voxer. I understood that I could be a part of a group of Voxer users and share thoughts, ideas, and feedback via the chat group, much like a twitter chat. The FUN part of being in a Voxer group is hearing all of the accents from around the world! Also, there's just something very personal and special about hearing a human voice rather than just reading words on a page. All of the Voxes (voice messages) are "saved" in the chat, and they're "listed" on the screen like a stream of short podcasts.
Now, on the way to school or on the way home, I open the app and it plays the Voxes one after the other. It's my new talk radio!
I really don't have a good grasp on maximizing it's use or navigating the app, but I am LOVING being part of the #satchat group. I'm still trying to find out who's on Voxer, so I researched how to find people:
***One suggestion for new Voxer users, upload a picture in your profile (just like Twitter.) It makes being found by others a lot easier.***
If you're on Voxer, let's connect!
P.S. For my #compelledtribe members, what do you think about a Voxer group for us?