The Social Radio for Twitter

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    The Social Radio for Twitter

    by: The Social Radio, Inc. 642 5

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    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.

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    Manu Appszoom logo

    by Manu , Appszoom

    Dec 14, 2011


    The Social Radio reads your Twitter feed to you so you can enjoy your tweets even while on-the-go! This multi-tasking tool helps the busy Twitter user keep up with their social media content while stuck in traffic, exercising or while working on other chores.

    Listen to Twitter streams, favorite lists, trending topics, funny hashtags and your customized searches; all beautifully played on top of your choice of music.

    The content you care about, played on top of the music you love!

    "A much better way to keep up with your Tweets… The ultimate multi-tasking tool." -BBC

    As seen on Wired, BBC, Rolling Stones, The Guardian, The Next Web and El Pais.


    Listen to your Twitter stream and favorite music from your playlists at the same time.
    App works in background, so you can use your mobile device for other activities.
    Automatic language detection for each tweet (supports English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, and more!).
    Intelligently reads common emoticons and texting-style abbreviations.
    Most important, TheSocialRadio increases the safety while driving because you can keep your hands on the wheel!
    Listen to tweets about you in real time!

    "I can listen to all tweets in the timeline & keep up to date with current news without staring at my phone & this frees me up to cook, work, do household chores, groom the dog & still laugh at what people are saying on Twitter! Five stars from me!" - Current TSR user

    Over 15,000,000 Tweets played to date, which translates to over 10 years in total time!

    Download The Social Radio now so you can start listening to your Twitter feed.

    Users review

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    Users comments for The Social Radio for Twitter

    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