If This Works….

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I am SOOOO using it:

Jott Networks, which has developed a technology to convert voice to text and then have the messages broadcast via e-mail or text message to individuals or groups of people, unveiled a new set of free services today. Users can now categorize messages in folders — for example "work," "personal" or "expenses" –and set a Jott Reminder to receive an e-mail or text message at a certain date and time.

The Seattle startup also unveiled a service called Jott Links, which allows people to use their voice to post updates on blogs, Yahoo Groups and Twitter. Furthermore, it allows people to speak an address into a mobile phone and receive a home valuation from Zillow.com.

It supposedly works with Blogger, Typepad, Twitter, etc.  After signing up and registering, here’s how it works….

From your phone with your voice

  1. Call 1-866-JOTT-123
  2. When asked who you would like to Jott, say the name of your link (ie: "Twitter")
  3. After the beep, say your message and hang up

And what you say gets translated into text and posted to your link.  Also works with email.  Apparently, it’s free.  [UPDATE:  Wait — is the "866" exchange toll-free?] [SECOND UPDATE:  Yes, it is.]

When I get the chance, I will try out Jott on this blog.  I’ll recite the Preamble to the Constitution:

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Stay tuned for the results….