The New TalkShoe - a message from the CEO

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A message from the CEO - Dave NelsenI’m extremely excited to tell you about our new release. We’ve de it much easier for you and your online friends and communities to all TALK together. How much easier you say?Now there’s no need to sign-up or download, so EVEN NON-MEMBERS can call in to talk or text chat with JUST ONE CLICK.Imagine deeper group connections with up to 250 people on phones and computers talking, text chatting, and listening. We’ve also made it a lot easier to start your own show to voice your ideas and interact with listeners. Click here to get started: And be sure to return every evening after 7:00 PM when the site starts seriously shaking — there’s more live interaction than ever! You can get to the new TalkShoe Live web version by going to the profile page of any live call and clicking the button labeled TalkShoe Web (NOTE: you can get to the profile page by clicking on the show title text on any listing).

Dave Nelsen - Founder

P.S. - And now firewalls can’t block your communication so you can even use TalkShoe at work.

New TalkShoe Release. No Download Required!

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Today (Jan 8th 2008) TalkShoe released a new version of software highlighted with a Web Based version of TalkShoe live. This new client (see below) requires no download and is a one click option from any web browser. The client enables both participates to join in and host to start and run their calls. Guest do not even have to register to join in the chat or call in on the phone. The download version is still available for use of ShoePhone and more robust chat. See below for other key new features.

New TalkShoe Live (web based)

New Home page: Talkshoe.com now has a new look home page. The page has a much simpler look and contains up to 10 live calls that hosts have dialed into. The call images are larger and provide a one click option to launch into TalkShoe Live.

New Home page

Automatic Recording: TalkShoe now allows you to setup your call to be automatically recorded when you dial in. This means the recording will start as soon as you call in and will end when you hang up. You can set the recording type on the creation or update of your call (see image below). By default the recording type is sent to manual, which will allow the host to start and stop the recording using the TalkShoe live web client or classic.

Auto Record feature

Simpler Create Flow: The Create button now takes hosts to a simpler screen that they can either create a new call or add episodes to existing calls they have already created. This can all be done from one screen now. The flow is simpler as well, so hosts can just set a few options and click “Start Now” to be up and running. No need to go to any schedule or invite screens. The advance options are hidden to make it easier for first time users.

Other Features Include:
Improved reliability
Improved forum at Talkshoe.ning.com
Expanded Scale (have more people join your call, up to 250 at one time)
Guest login for chat. No need to have people sign up to chat or call in
Un-categorized call. No need to setup your call as a podcast
Much much more….

Lee Douglas — 100th Show Milestone for Old Time Rock n Roll

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 Lee Douglas – 100th Show Milestone for Old Time Rock n Roll

Fifteen months ago, Lee Douglas began to translate his love for the music of the 50’s and 60’s lovingly called Oldies, into a new medium, the pod cast. Together with the folks at Talkshoe.com, he began his venture into the new medium. Just retired from teaching he decided to turn in his chalk for a microphone.

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TalkShoe featured by Reuters

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TalkShoe was featured in an article by Reuters

Aspiring radio hosts need only a computer & phone 

“We have some extremely loyal users,” said Mark Juliano, a senior vice president and founder. “The kind of service we are providing is something people were paying thousands of dollars for not too long ago.”

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iJustine’s BIGGEST Talkcast ever

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Welcome to the BIGGEST Talkcast ever page staring Justine (iJustine) Ezarik. The BIG event was held on December 16th, 2007 and indeed it set a new record of 308 LIVE talkers and participants (yes, even bigger than Leo’s!). Another 450+ streamed the event on TalkShoe’s feed (audio) and Ustream (video). By the way, there’s no other service on the planet that comes even close to this number of simultaneous participants.

Justine does a great job letting everyone participate. And Justine’s not going anywhere. She’ll still be doing social conference calling every Sunday at 8:45 pm. Who knows, we may set another record ! Come join the party… and there are lots of PRIZES too!


When: Sunday, December 16, 2007, 8:45 p.m. on TalkShoe.

Info: Talkcast name “ijustine.tv“, phone number “724-444-7444“, Talkcast ID “46121

What should you do?

1. Become a TalkShoe member and download TalkShoe live NOW, not right before the show when things will be crazy.

2. Go to Justine’s Talkcast page and Join In a bit before 8:45 pm

You can also just listen only (stream), or just call in with your mobile phone or ShoePhone

Check out iJustine’s new video and webpage

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iJustine just did a new video for the world’s BIGGEST talkcast. Check it out

http://tastyblogsnack.com/2007/12/14/talkcast-this-sunday

And of course, join in Sunday at 9:00 pm. Justine will be giving away prizes, you can ask her questions, and chat with other Justine fans.

1st Annual 24hr Podcast Marathon to Raise Money for OLPC

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1st Annual 24hr Podcast Marathon to Raise Money for OLPC

On December 21st at  6am Hawaiian Standard Time GMT -10, Todd Cochrane the host of the Geek News Central Podcast will start a live and Interactive event that will last 24 hours. During the 24 hour Podcast Marathon, Todd will stream live from his Hawaii based Studio on Ustream.TV and will have interactive talk on TalkShoe.com.

The purpose of the event is to discuss Technology, Podcasting, Family, Life or whatever topic comes to mind. If you would like a dedicated slot on the 24hr live event send an email to geeknews@gmail.com indicating topic you would like to talk about and 3 time slots that you are available.

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iJustine’s BIGGEST Talkcast ever on TalkShoe

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Let’s create the BIGGEST Talkcast ever  (even bigger than Leo’s!), with Justine (iJustine) Ezarik. She’s already been doing Talkcasts on Sundays at 8:45 pm with hundreds of participants. Justine will be having some very special guests…stay tuned

We’re planning a BIG event where we want 1,000s of people to join in live.

When:  Sunday, December 16, 2007, 8:45 p.m. on TalkShoe.

Info:  Talkcast name “ijustine.tv“, phone number “724-444-7444“, Talkcast ID “46121“ 

What should you do?

1. Become a TalkShoe member and download TalkShoe live NOW, not right before the show when things will be crazy.

2. Go to Justine’s Talkcast page and Join In a bit before 8:45 pm

You can also just listen only (stream), or just call in with your mobile phone or ShoePhone

Facebook App from TalkShoe hits the Internet

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TalkShoe has created a facebook app so that your can list your Talkcast on a profile. Perviously when added to facebook with the widget badge, it only added it to your facebook feed and would not stay as more things where added to the feed. This application will always show up on your profile and allow visitors to your FB page to listen to your past recordings as well as see and participate when it is live.

Here is the link to add the FB app - http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?api_key=a2ad1a40df517f

Check out this NING page for details

http://talkshoe.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=918678%3ATopic%3A8050

New Software Release - Kingston

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This released was headlined with the Meebo platform integration. This integration allows meebo users to create instant talkcasts right from within any meebo IM session. These instant talkcasts are similar to conferance calls which allow you to select people from your meebo buddy list and invite them to call in and talk. This all happens on meebo’s website with no download. See below for screen shot. For more information see the meebo blog meebo blog or the TalkShoe Blog


Streaming directly to the TalkShoe widget player. The TalkShoe widget player (AKA Badge) now will play the live stream directly. This means listeners no longer have to click though to listen, they can just stay right on the blog or website. This feature also includes improved sound quality for the live stream.

TalkShoe widget player listed directly on the talkcast page. This make it easier for people to get and share the widget player by just clicking on it from the Talkcast page. People can still click the “More Badges” link to configure the widget player or get static badges.

Profiles. All TalkShoe members now can add avatars (pictures) to their profile along with more detailed information about themselves. This information can be added by going to myTalkShoe and clicking on the profile and avatar links. Members can also click on “View your profile” link on the profile page to see what the profile looks like to other people.

Follow a show. TalkShoe members can keep track of their favorite shows by “following” them. This creates a link for that show as well as puts their profile image on that specific Talkcast so others can see who is following that show. Members can also see which shows they follow by going to their myTalkShoe and myTalkcasts links. This feature will continue to be enhanced to let people get notified when shows you follow are live.

New API calls:
* getChatComments?episodeId= - This returns a list of Chat objects that you describe below.
* getCategories - returns a list of Strings representing the categories
* getTalkcastsByCategory?category= - returns a list of Talkcast objects for the given category

Other Improvements:
* Display search request with the results
* Require a PIN to use ShoePhone
* Change EX logo to EL for Explicit Talkcasts
* Make sure ShoePhone disconnects as soon as a host terminates a call