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



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


BlogWorld Expo live continuous Talkcast

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Join TalkShoe at BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas on November 8th and 9th. There will be a live Talkcast all day from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (PST). That’s 12 noon - 8pm EST. We’ll have live talking and chatting, with special guest iJustine

Talkcast ID#6 


Cali Lewis to Guest Host on Ravenscraft’s GSPN

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Cliff Revenscraft of the Generally Speaking Podcast Network (GSPN) will be doing a special TalkShoe show this Sunday, November 11th, at 7:00 pm. He will be interviewing Cali Lewis who is among the most popular video podcasters out there and I will be doing a special LIVE interview on TalkShoe. Talkcast ID# 9668

We imagine this will draw a HUGE crowd to this live event.

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Cliff J. Ravenscraft
Generally Speaking Production Network
Email: Cliff@Ravenscraft.org
My Podcasts: http://gspn.tv/
Personal Blog: http://cliffravenscraft.com/
Follow Me On Twitter: http://twitter.com/gspn


How do I use TalkShoe?

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Now TalkShoe is easier than ever with the new WEB-BASED (no download) TalkShoe Live. Just click on a Live Call and you’re in. You can be a Guest user, or sign-up with TalkShoe and get a full profile, create your own Community Calls, etc.

It you want to use the full “classic” feature set, continue reading…

TalkShoe was developed to fulfill the needs of many different types of users. In order to learn how to use TalkShoe, you should first select one of the follower user categories:


TalkShoe revolves around the concept of a Community Call. A Call can be a simple talk, conversation, discussion, interactive podcast, or broadcast. Live Call can also be recorded as podcasts, and be listened to later on your blogs, MySpace, Facebook, iTunes, etc.

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TalkShoe Partners with Meebo

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(How to use TalkShoe on meebo, click here)

Meebo to Offer Live Group Voice Calling with Instant Messaging via the meebo Platform

(press contact at end of release)

Pittsburgh, October 30, 2007 - TalkShoe, the leader in Internet group voice conversations, discussions and live interactive podcasts, today announced a partnership with meebo, a leading website for instant messaging (IM).

meebo simultaneously announced the meebo Platform, a way to let developers integrate multi-user applications to connect users live with their friends. The first set of platform applications are Web-based communications applications including instant group voice calling from TalkShoe.

“TalkShoe’s live discussion and voice group calling application fits great into the meebo environment because it’s built to connect people with live voice communications,” said Dave Nelsen, President and CEO, TalkShoe. “The meebo Platform enables us to bring that capability to millions of people instantly.”

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ZDNet meebo article with TalkShoe

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Meebo joins the season of platforms

Posted by Dan Farber @ 10:00 pm


Wired Blog on meebo and TalkShoe

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meebo Platform Means More Widgets for Online IM

By Scott Gilbertson EmailOctober 30, 2007


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