All we need
Twitter users will be able to make voice calls directly
to each other. Third-party software from Jajah known as Jajah@call is
expected to go into beta Thursday morning. It allows Twitter users to start a two-way voice chat
with other users by typing "@call @username"--where
"username" is someone's Twitter ID--into any Twitter client.
While the product is being tested the company said, the
calls will be limited to two minutes, but the company will evaluate that length
during beta. However, it sees the two minute period--after which the call will
end--as "the verbal equivalent of a tweet." We would call it fairly useless but we are
sure that anyone who can condense their life into a tweet will probably not
have a problem with this.
Jajah is an ISP and the service will allow a user to
place a call to any other user, so long as the second person follows
on Twitter and both have Jajah accounts. The service is free to use and
expected to work on any Twitter-enabled device, from PCs to smart
phones. Users can keep their phone numbers private and yet have
voice chats with just about anyone on Twitter. Since the calls are
one person, the recipient may well not be online, or may choose to
call if they don't want to talk.
Why do we have a bad feeling about this?