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I Want to Hear Your Voices, Really, I Do!

I have been fiddling with the idea of adding SpeakPipe to my blog. I love to try new technologies and SpeakPipe is in public beta and is absolutely free (at least for now).

So what does SpeakPipe do? It is a voicemail widget enabling bloggers to receive voice messages from their readers. Instead of typing comments, readers can choose to post voice comments instead.

I would sure love to hear your voices. I have in mind the way each of your voices sounds and it would be fun to test my imagination with your voice reality.

Excited to give it a try, I headed over to the SpeakPipe website. That was when my paranoia once again ground me to a standstill. You see, I could try it but I had to do something I didn’t want to do before proceeding.

Yes, SpeakPipe was asking for permission to access my microphone while ensuring me they would never access my computer camera. Huh. There must be a lot of like-minded people on the web for them to put that statement in bold letters.

I removed my hands from the mouse, sat back and started thinking about conspiracy theories. And wasn’t that a great way to spend the evening.

So, as you may notice, my blog does not have the SpeakPipe widget added. And for your information, a post-it note continues to cover my computer’s built-in camera and I wish I knew the location of my microphone’s on/off switch.