Listen to RSS feeds

    June 2, 2005

The RSS Diary reports of Speakwire, a service that allows you to listen to (selected) feeds instead of reading them. I haven’t checked it out in detail, but the basic idea is great. Both Rob at the RSS Diary and Speakwire makes a strange comparison, though.

They compare this to podcasting, which is a wholly different thing. Podcasts are orginally intended to be listened to. A service like Speakwire’s should be a tool for people or situations where reading is not an option.

The market is presumably small, and web users with disabilities will hopefully have RSS functions in their existing assistive technologies. Maybe they already have? Nevertheless, a good niche idea.


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