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Audio Tweets on Twitter Are Here!

On June 17th Jack Dorsey broke the news that audio tweets on Twitter are now available to be submitted via voice. This is not the typical speech to text you may find in your messaging app. This type of tweet will include the raw audio, literally projecting your voice to millions of followers.

Users will be able to record up to 140 seconds of audio clips and interact with anyone globally. This feature is one of the best additions by twitter in a while, the platform is truly trying to become a public square. 

Subsequently, you’ll see a new waveform icon beside the camera icon when composing a tweet. Tap that, and a red record button appears at the bottom of the screen, which you can tap to start recording your message.

Lastly, the use of audio tweets on Twitter by podcasters will result in huge influxes of fans and engagement. Additionally, audio tweets will alter how political candidates, creators, and tweeters gather an audience. Audio tweets will offer a lot of new challenges for twitter as a publicly traded American based Company. 

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Oddly Observant Long-Term View

Twitter has long lacked intriguing features to keep users engaged. Their previous release of allowing control of who is able to respond to you was not received all that well. However, Twitter is on fire right now with people talking about this new feature.

I have not felt this level of buzz on Twitter around a democratizing feature ever before. I am truly excited to see how big an impact audio tweets will have on creators, businesses, and the world.

The Oddly Observant long-term view is that Twitter begins offering features to their creators, brands, and business that allow for direct monetization and community building. Stay aware and Oddly Observant for new Twitter features on the way!
SpaceX Launch

SpaceX Rocket Launch

SpaceX Historic Rocket Launch

On Wednesday at 3:30 CT Elon Musk and SpaceX will be conducting a historic launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Subsequently, the SpaceX rocket launch is historic because it will be carrying U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station. For the first time in decades there will be American Astronauts launched from American soil on an American rocket.

Additionally, the launch is the most important to date for SpaceX. They have never launched astronauts before, and to say the nerves are high at SpaceX would be an understatement.

The Time for Exploration is Now

Adventure and exploration are some of the most inspiring and productive processes in the human experience. The United States of America put humans on the moon 50 years ago, and since we have not returned. Regardless of past blights from our government, American Space Travel looks primed to inspire and offer practical use for citizens in the current decade.

Elon Musk has offered a much more inspiring future, where we as humans can be a multi-planetary species that is diversified against existential risk. We are just scratching the surface of what we are going to become as we become more intelligent as a species.

Oddly Observant View

Rocket launches are an inherently inspiring experience in person or through a screen. They inspire us to literally shoot for the stars within our own lives regardless of the astronomical odds. We should all take a moment tomorrow to look up at the sky and prepare for our entry into the new Space Age.

Space is the next frontier for us, and I don’t think we should avoid it. In our lifetimes we will be able to go to Space, feel free to link this post in 2050 if I was not Oddly Observant enough.

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#007 Apple Keynote and iPhone 11 Review (Part 1)

Shamarr Williams joins Oddly Observant for a two-part episode to recap the 2019 Apple Keynote and demystify the products released. Shamarr’s vast tech and Apple specific knowledge allows us to briefly overview the top products and services released at the recent Apple Keynote.  The iPhone 11, iPad, and IOS 13 are just a couple of the features that we cover, along with some insights on the earliest leaks for the 2020 iPhone. Stay tuned for Part 2 of the episode where we go into depth on each product and try to rationalize the costs. Follow Shamarr Williams on Twitter @JustChill75 and on Instagram @shamwoah77.

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