More Follow Me on Chirbit” Buttons!
More Follow Me on Chirbit” Buttons!
I made some “Follow Me on Chirbit” Buttons today. I thought I’d put them here first. Let me know if you like them. I will try to post some other styles as well, as I make them.
I’ll put the embed code up soon.
Today I created a new category that may be of use for the Haitian relief effort. I am calling it the “support” category, and the icon is a little life saver. If anyone can think of any other meta fields that may be useful for this let me know and I will try to add it in.
The idea is that perhaps there are folks in Haiti with family abroad, but with no means of communication. Recording stations can be set up to record messages from survivors to their families abroad. This can be accomplished from a laptop or even just a phone (iphone/blackberry). A location can be logged in a metatag and an extended text area with Names, or other information can also be added. Sort of like an audio version of the CNN iReport “I’m Alive: Messages from Haiti.”
I’ve created a video showing how to edit metatags for a chirbit post. If this is useful in any way please let me know. Thank You,
I am very excited about the new top 100 chirbits page. It will update nightly.
I am working on more features and a better layout, but I wanted to get this posted.
Congratulations to Gyant [@gyant] from Gyant Unplugged for the top post with over 7500 views so far.
The other 4 in the top ten include Steve Shore [@steveshore] from the 88.5 Way Early Show in Fort Myers, Florida,
Guilherme Briggs [@guilhermebriggs] from Teatro de Bonecos in Rio de Janeiro,
and Corny Koehl [@CornyKoehl] from Oprah Radio/The Gayle King Show. We love you all!
There are so many cool uses that our users are finding for Chirbit! Keep it up and let me know if there is anything that I can do to make it more simple, useful and fun!
The Top 100 Chirbit Posts
Chirbit is an easy and fun way to share audio on any social network, but for this post I am going to focus specifically on Twitter. Follow these easy steps and you will be sharing audio on Twitter like a pro!
The short Chirbit URL look like this http://chirb.it/****** (the chirb.it domain followed by 6 alphanumeric characters) and will appear this way to you viewers:
On an iphone your chirbit will look like this:
Some examples of Chirbit posts
logos /ˈloʊɡɒs/ or /ˈlɒgɒs/; the word or form which expresses a thought. The written word in action.
In 1999 I had an idea to create a website where people could upload mp3 or real audio versions of public domain books. The idea was for anyone to take text from Project Gutenberg and record it digitally then upload the file for public use. Primarily for people with disability (sight or Dyslexia) or for anyone listening to it on a computer (this was pre iPod as the first iPod was not released until October 23, 2001).
This was 5 years before LibriVox. In 1999 bandwidth and encoding where not trivial, and the idea of user generated content was not as wide spread as it is today.
I let the domain go in 2004. ( I am not sure what the current logosproject.org will be. There is place holder text there now.) I stumbled upon the archive.org wayback machine files of logosproject.org while thinking about chirbit and the direction that I see it going. I am excited about chirbit as a hub of user created audio awesomeness, and am even more excited about this and other ideas coming to fruition after long periods of germination (thoughts made into action). My hope is that chirbit is simple, useful and fun to all who use it. – Ivan
Chirbit has one ticket available for tonight’s sold out Mashable Mixer in Atlanta. If you want to go, sign up to chirbit and record a message telling me why you want to go, tell me a great joke, or sing a song, (anything really as long as it is fun and creative) and tag it with “mashlanta”. I will pick the best answer at 3:30PM today. I will announce it on our twitter account and notify you by email. Don’t forget to send me a note on our twitter account (@chirbit) ideally with a link to the chirbit you recorded.
We are thrilled to formally introduce Chirbit to the Atlanta social media community at the upcoming Mashable/Regator Mixer. We look forward to meeting all new and future Chirbit users at this high profile event.
Look for the Chirbit table and please introduce yourselves. We won’t bite. If you were not able to snag one of the hottest tickets in town while they were available and still want to meet us, join us for the Mashable after party at Brewhouse in Little 5 Points.
Date: Thursday, May 14th, 2009
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Location: The Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA
What’s included? Top-notch networking opportunities, an open bar, DJ set from Preston Craig of kissatlanta.com, light hors d’oeuvres, and good times.
Socialize: Facebook , Meetup , Upcoming
The little red tab on the side of our site is a shiny red reminder for user feedback. I signed up for User Voice because I love their easy to use interface. Please sign up and post your feedback. You can vote on someone else’s feedback, make a suggestion on our forum or just click on the handy little red tab on the side. If any part of the user experience on Chirbit is not fun or intuitive let us know. We want to make Chirbit as easy to use as possible.
I am excited to see what uses you come up with on Chirbit. I have enjoyed smouty66′s Joke of the Day posts. Keep it up Howard! This coming week we will be hosting a contest with Linuxartist for the most creative Linux design based post or use of Chirbit. More details on that early next week.