The Social Radio is an app that reads incoming tweets aloud, enabling users to listen to updates in much the same way as they would listen to a radio.
The virtual ink had barely dried on our story about feedair when we got word of another tool that delivers users’ social media streams in an alternative form. Currently focusing on Twitter, The Social Radio is an app that reads incoming tweets aloud, enabling users to listen to updates in much the same way as they would listen to a radio. Argentina-based The Social Radio made its debut late last year with an Android app, but versions for the web and for other mobile platforms are in the works, as is Facebook integration. For now, users begin by signing in via Twitter. The app then works in the background, with automatic language detection for each tweet. Users can listen to their Twitter timeline, lists, trending topics, hashtags and searches; during the breaks, they can listen to music from their playlists as well. The video below (in Spanish) demonstrates The Social Radio in action. Full versions of The Social Radio for Android and iOS are currently free for a limited time, and its maker says a version for the web is imminent. App-minded entrepreneurs around the globe: one to get involved in? Spotted by: Smith Alan