Using “voices” to find new friends in Loudtalks

By Alexey Gavrilov on November 7, 2007

This is a second iteration of Deepwell experiment. The previous one (the attempt to use it as a test contact) was unsuccessful and resulted in a bunch of support emails, which sounded nearly schizophrenic: “…sometimes I hear voices, how do I hear myself?”

We let “echo” do what it’s supposed to do and moved Deepwell robot over to “voices” username. After a little modification now it could be used to meet new people in quite unusual way.

Here is how to use it:

  1. Add “voices” to your contacts
  2. Select “voices” in your contacts list, push F7 button and speak something about yourself for 5-20 seconds.
  3. Release F7 button and hear the message from another user, which will be randomly picked up from the queue.
  4. Watch the status line as it tells you, who was the author of the message you are hearing
    Voices
  5. If you like, what you hear, add the user to your contacts and as soon as he approves your request — you can talk!
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 until as necessary 🙂

Since this feature is experimental and just launched you might notice that there are few messages in the pipeline. That’s normal and if anybody will find it useful, there will be many more interesting people to meet there soon!

Comments (4)

  1. Where is Mac OS X version?

    Comment by user — November 12, 2007 @ 10:07 am

  2. There is no Mac OS X version yet, sorry

    Comment by Alexey Gavrilov — November 12, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

  3. Very cool program! Voices Bot almost makes me think of a phone system they used to have in the U.S. that was ran like a graffiti board. When you recorded a message, it would be tacked onto the board, and you were dumped back into the queue of mesages to listen. I think that’d be a really neat way to use the bot.

    Comment by MusicLover — January 28, 2008 @ 6:55 am

  4. We have been using this software on our network and we are VERY pleased with it. It is so easy to use and yet its free. There is so much room for expansion.

    Comment by David — September 9, 2008 @ 11:54 pm

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