With the global explosion of selfies, snapchats and (a seemingly inexhaustible supply of) cat videos, cyberspace has always been an essentially visual place. Attempting to redress the sensorial balance is new, sonic-based app, Chhirp.
Translating Twitter’s 140-character count into the spoken word, the app lets you share 12-second sound-bites instead of the soooo last decade thumb-typed text. Listen out for Chhirps on Twitter, or on the app’s own newsfeed. Each audio clip plays on a loop, and a counter registers how many times it gets played. Or how many times a Chhirp is chheeped?
It’s interesting that we’re coming full circle, back to speaking into our phones and listening to the sound of other human voices again. Also interesting is the name – why the extra H? A silent, yet attentions-seeking H, we assume. Can’t imagine we’ll all be sharing the latest Chu-hurps from Kylie Jenner’s lips, can you? It’s live now so chheck it out.
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