A friend who knows well how much content I consume sent me a great tip the other day. If you’re sick of actually reading all those articles you find throughout the day (or that other people send you), just forward the articles to your free account on Sound Gecko. It’ll turn those written words into an audiofile (read in a not entirely fluid male voice).
So cool. And no, I’ve never seen another app like it.
Now I’m just waiting to be able to change the guy’s voice to a British accent, like on the GPS.
If you’re not certain on when you’d find the time to listen to such audiofiles, check out my post, When I Find Time to Listen to Audiobooks. Same logic applies.
The first three articles I listened to on Sound Gecko?
- An anthropological article entitled, “Writing Live Fieldnotes: Towards a More Open Ethnography” about how digital media is changing ethnographic process in the field.
- The popular Daily Beast article, “A Gay Chick-fil-A Employee Speaks Out“, a powerful read.
- The latest blog entry by Carole Radziwell, one of the Real Housewives of New York City, giving a behind-the-scenes take on the latest episode. (Yes, I told you I watch reality tv. And Yes, you can judge.)
Have you tried Sound Gecko? Will you now?