But sometimes, all you really want to do is listen. Ideally, to someone with a Keira Knightley accent. And a Keira Knightley figure. Reading your Twitter feed softly into your ear.
Well, this isn’t that. But it’s close...
Say hello to The Social Radio, a new Android/iPhone app that informs your music-listening experience with spoken-word updates from Twitter (and soon, Facebook), available now.
So the Chilean tech community has spoken, and they feel your Twitter feed is missing two key elements: a sexy musical score and the kind of urgency you can only get from a robot newscaster with a British accent.
You see, this thing is kind of a throwback to the radio news bulletin. Only instead of hearing Edward R. Murrow’s urgent dispatches from the Blitz, you’ll be hearing Shaq’s 140-character review of The Tree of Life. (Two big thumbs up, by the way.)
Here’s how it’ll go down: you’ll call up the app. You’ll start listening to whatever music you have on your phone. Then, to the dulcet tones of, say, LMFAO or Seger (you’re a generalist), you’ll hear a polite robo-voice gently intoning the latest tweets from everyone you follow—from your cousin’s take on #linsanity (he’s a fan) to Alec Baldwin’s latest misadventures with airplane security.
No, it doesn’t work with Friendster.