Jott.com – One very cool site

A friend just introduced me to Jott.com, and all I can say is—wow! Okay, I can actually say a lot more about this service. Jott gives you a toll free number that you call and talk up to 30 seconds. Then it emails you the transcript of what you just talked about. All off this for F*R*E*E! When my friend told me about it, I didn’t believe her so I tried it out. Sure enough, when I said, “Hello world, this is Paul Wilson and I am now Jotting,” I received an email to my gmail account literally 4.2 seconds later.

Now, I am familiar with this technology. When I did KatrinaHousing.org we had a company out of Florida approach us about creating a phone system that did something very similar for the hurricane survivors. We had a website to help the survivors but, as you can guess, most people caught in the three hurricanes didn’t have access to the web. The company offered the phone system to us for free, but we had to pay an eight cent, per minute for everyone that called in. Well, for two solid months we had close to two to five thousand calls a day. That begins to add up, a lot! So we didn’t go with the system. However, this makes me wonder how Jott is paying for their 800 number (877-568-8486 to be exact). I wasn’t able to find anything on their site. If anyone figures it out please let me know.

Yet, to be honest I am just glad that there is something out there like this. When ever I try to get new converts to blogging, the number uno excuse I hear is how people feel they cannot write. Jott completely takes this excuse out by the knees. If you can talk, which there are few of us that cannot, then you can now blog. Try Jott and let me know what your overall thoughts are on the service. As for me, I think I found a new toy to play with.


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