Jott does just what it says it will

imageAt the recommendation of my friend Pete Shinbach, I’ve been playing with Jott, a new online service currently in public beta. So far, I love this service both for its simplicity and the fact that it meets a real need.

Once you have an account, which synchs with your cell phone number, you set up lists of people with whom you want to communicate. Let’s say you work for a department that meets each Tuesday at 8 a.m., but you’re stuck in traffic. Call Jott and record a message saying, “I’m late, but start the meeting without me.” That message will be transcribed and sent as a text message and/or email to the other members of the… Read More »

MSM live blogging via Twitter

I’ve seen some live blogging via Twitter, folks at conferences commenting on what the speakers are saying. But plans by the executive producer of a new Fox TV series to Twitter updates during the premier of “Drive” may be the first such use of the channel by a mainstream media outlet. Greg Yaitanes, who also directed the first episode of the action-adventure series, says in a tweet, “Gonna be twittering for the east coast from fox lot and then over to Nathan’s house for a premiere party/live twitter commentary - tune in!” (Nathan is Nathan Fillion, star of the series as well as the lead in the late, great “Firefly.”)

Fox’s website even… Read More »

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