In a world where the increasingly revenue desperate Facebook has taken over the instant messaging space. I like this new idea.
Twoople gives you a personal URL… mine is www.twoople.com/seanamcginty and when it’s clicked people can chat with me, anywhere on any device. You can swap files too which is nice.
Instant messaging from anywhere to anyone with no networks
I miss ICQ
I am not sure what I might use it for personally as I.M. has not been my bag since ICQ went the way of all flesh but I wish them well as I think we need something like this.
I suppose if I ever set up an online business then it would be a nice addition to a customer service offering which is a lot more efficient that taking telephone calls all the time and more instantaneous than email.
Also (thinking about it) it could be a way for me to stop having to use Facebook to communicate with bands, artists and community radio people!
And they are Canadian which means they are nice people.
(it is not my birthday today – just reblogging this cus I thought it was still relevant.)
Four years on nearly and it still stands… new music radio is about the music not the delivery mechanism. It has to be unselfish and not indulge in bandwaggonism. If an artist is great they don’t need a “buzz” for BBC Introducing to get behind them nationally but I hear that so often I could scream.
Anyhoo… RIP JP still missing your presence. BBC Introducing is a powerful force still but it needs to watch it doesn’t become self serving for the BBC and some wannabe presenters. Let’s have more money spent on local BBC Introducing not just the big eye catching stuff. This is all about the artists and encouraging local music scenes or it is about nothing.
Today is my 46th birthday… it is also the day 6 years ago we lost John Peel.
In his latter years I enjoyed John Peel more for his radio 4 outings and the lovely random, “I don’t give a shit that this is tele” broadcasts too. The way he undermined Top of the Pops and the cheesy DJ’s he worked with.
I could cliche this and wax lyrical about what his radio programme did for generations of young musos and creative types but every man and his dog does that.
But since his parting the world of new music has lacked a voice. A detached. Uncommercial. “I’m not trying to make a career for myself, I just like the music” type voice.
The reason John Peel was a legend is that not only did he pick up on some pretty good music in his time but the way he…
I am very lucky to be the presenter of BBC Introducing Lancashire.
Every Saturday evening from 8pm until 10pm on BBC Radio Lancashire I play the best new music from our fair county!
The programme was first to play a host of local artists you hear on national radio and see on your device type things.
The BBC Uploader
If you have music you’d like to send me then please go to the BBC Introducing siteand register there. I get notified, we listen to the music and then if it passes through my team it could get played on the radio locally, nationally and you could end up playing one of the big festivals on the BBC Introducing stage.