The Social Radio for Twitter



    The Social Radio for Twitter's review

    Published: 2011-12-14, by .

    The Social Radio for Twitter allows you to listen to a bot reading your Twitter Timeline

    • Great idea
    • Integration with other music apps
    • Web version (beta)
    • Beta
    • No difference between @, # and tweet content
    • Can't follow streams (just TL)

    "Excuse me? I was listening to my TimeLine"

    Those who don't like to miss a single tweet of their Timeline have probably realized an inconvenient: when you're jogging, driving or at the office, it's difficult to follow your TL. The reason? You can't (or you shouldn't!) read in that situations.

    The Social Radio for Twitter has started as a a great service (for both web and mobile devices): after login with your Twitter account, a bot will track your tweets and phrase them (lots of language supported, and automatic language detection for each tweet). That's a great idea, we agree. However, what it's really interesting is that you can play your playlist while you are tuning your timeline. Actually, from the Android version you can play music from local or use Google Music or any other music app installed in your device. For example, imagine that you're at gym: you can use your phone to play your favorite music while The Social Radio is phrasing the tweets of your timeline as they were radio ads. The same for when you're driving.

    Although the idea is great, this a beta, not the final stable version, and there are some catches that should be fixed. For example, there's a delay since the tweet is posted until the bot phrases it (2-3min). What's more, the bot should alert if he's talking about an user(@), hastag(#) or tweet content (it doesn't make it so far). Finally, it just phrases your timeline, not your direct messages or other streams. The Social Radio will be really useful to follow streams of events (#) in real-time, while you listen to your favorite music.

    Tags: the social radio

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    by Manu , Appszoom

    Dec 14, 2011

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    Joel Dedrick

    by Joel Dedrick

    Sep 14, 2016  |  "Good"

    I really like this app. Used it for quite awhile. I'm uninstalling because of a design flaw that in the end has become too annoying to put up with: There is no way to end this app once you launch it, short of rebooting your phone. (Or if there is, it's very well hidden).

    John Feras

    by John Feras

    May 18, 2016  |  "Great"

    Very difficult initial install.. I have 2 factor auth so that may have complicated things... but once installed, it is great to hear my twitter feed and my music while I drive.

    Jake Buxton

    by Jake Buxton

    Apr 25, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Reads my Twitter timeline to me.

    Jesse Lanclos

    by Jesse Lanclos

    Mar 10, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Was one of my favorite apps. Now: lists don't work, searches don't work, and I can't listen at all because Twitter won't authenticate me (out of tokens). Really miss this app. Please fix it. Was unquestionably 5 stars. Used it virtually every day. Now useless. :(

    simon walker

    by simon walker

    Nov 21, 2015  |  "Good"

    Worked on old phone and was great but cannot complete link in new phone. Comes up with error. Developers please comment as others report same pblm.

    Kimi Paul

    by Kimi Paul

    Nov 02, 2015  |  "Awesome"

    Keep getting this error net::ERR_UNKNOWN_URL_SCHEME