Times’ Travellers Have Their Say
Bloggers in transit are now able to phone in their copy for the travel pages of the Times Online.
The website is using voice-to-text technology on its Your World pages so that globe-trotting users can call in their content, reports Journalism.co.uk.
SpinVox software then turns the message into text that can be moderated before publication on the site.
“The voice post is evocative of a golden age of foreign journalism when correspondents filed their stories by telephone from the far reaches of the globe,” said Zach Leonard, Times Media’s digital publisher.
He added: “The development also reinforces our commitment to user-generated content and we hope it will make users feel even more closely connected to Times Media’s print and digital brands.”
Visitors to Your World can choose geographical locations from Antarctica to Antigua to access an abundance of travel guides submitted by users.