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Remarks

A podcasting app to interact with the host and other fans while you listen

Remarks

A podcasting app to interact with the host and other fans while you listen

Remarks is a free podcasting app for hosts and listeners alike to discuss thoughts and opinions about the episode they're listening to. Leave comments on specific times of the episode whenever you feel compelled to jump in and reply to other fan's comments. Interact via text, photo, link, or GIF!

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This is nice, I was also ideating of somewhat related, may be dissimilar, audio-based social collaboration concept: here it goes,

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Community eBook audio book listening -

-- we like reading together, so the same way, listening together
Only 3 minute read per session, per day. take as many sessions as you need from different chapters, various book.
Session can be started by avid book readers like you . Others can listen, participate and share in audio their interesting stories, analysis or experience - but only 180 seconds long.

It's like SoundCloud for books, or like audible weds whatsapp. helps cultivate reading habits of people

Day in the life:
1.While on a train to Brooklyn, Miss LonelyLady, announces an online session through her mobile app BWeets
2. She picks a timeslot and announces, alternatively, she instantly starts an online reading session with following details:
a.Book title: [auto-populate from millions of books, source amazon, googlebooks, etc with author, etc]
a bibliography or works cited with just an ISBN
b. Page number: [continue/restart from past sessions, if past session, mention session#]
c. Tag/Category: auto-suggest book category, author category or manually suggest
d. Amazon book link: direct buy link
[book title is a must, lest this platform be used for non-sense podcasts, nuisance and other gossips. at the most it can be extended to journals, publications, etc. ]

3. Participants join the book listening session -
lasts only 3 minute by default, can be extended based on participants and readers discretion
small byte-sized session, bweets [book tweets]
4. the nearest competitor app SoundCloud.com is a one-way street, with no live participants to listen to the stream
its all the more fun, when you have live audience.
same with webinars, webinars are not public - you can't join, plus there's no single place to view a list of all ongoing webinars
5. Once a session starts, the door closes - no new participants can hop in.
During the reading session, people can virtually clap or throw tomatoes, like/dislike, rate/review, provide feedback and more importantly their own stories/responses to it. the responses can be audio/video/both or just plain texts, images, links.
Listeners can even poke the reader/session holder to continue forward, or repeat [once-more] the session

-Caveats:
book copyright issues?
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Hi Pranay, sounds like you've thought really deeply about this. I think you're right to be concerned about the copyright issues, but I'm sure there's angle for you.

good luck!
adam

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