I just learned about YackPack thanks to an email from BJ Fogg at Stanford, who found my eLearn2005 presentation about podcasting online.

Yakpack is a really innovative web 2.0 free service that lets people stay in touch with their own “circles” of friends via recorded audio messages. Like podcasting, yakpack lets people use the power of the spoken word to communicate, but in a much more straightforward, easy, and user-friendly manner. Yakpack audio message sharing is also confined to a specified audience, rather than being broadcast and shared with the entire world.

I am looking forward to setting up yakpack especially for my kids, who can use this as a way to stay in touch with relatives and friends. Also, I think it will be a great tool to use in my winter term online class I am teaching. Thanks to BJ and his team for coming up with such an innovative product and service! Web 2.0 continues to amaze and delight! 🙂

You might also want to check out BJ’s new book “Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do.” It sounds like a great examination of web 2.0 technologies focused on the ways they can be employed to persuade and convince. Certainly a vital topic for anyone interested in digital literacy and media literacy in the 21st Century!

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