By Don Rose
Imagine you don't have time to read someone's cool blog (like, say, this one), or some other website with text. Instead of driving and reading - a taxing test of your multitasking skills - imagine you can just get the audio version of that same text and listen on the go on your iPod.
Such is the promise of ODIOGO, a service that could just be what's next in text.
I assume Odiogo is a play on the words AUDIO and GO (yes, we are sharp folks here). Bloggers or other webmasters may find this tool very useful indeed, to turn text readers into audio listeners without having to do much extra work (just add an Odiogo button to a posting and visitors can get an audio version of that post's text). More info at http://www.odiogo.com/ where you can read text like this description excerpt:
Turn readers into listeners, and transform your blog into a high quality, ad-supporting broadcast that can vastly expand your audience reach!
Automatic podcast generation
“Near-human” quality text-to-speech
Listen Button feature deployed in next to no time for WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, BlogEngine.NET and Terapad platforms
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March 17, 2008
By Don Rose