Phone Your Blog (via WordPress.com News)

I guess there have been worse ideas, but there’s a reason that Google game up with the idea of “Beer Goggles” on its e-mail service. Predominately, it was designed to stop – or, at least try to stop – you from sending out e-mails to your friends, boss or that girl you like in the office, in the middle of the night after you’ve had a beer or six.

Google’s service uses five random mathematical puzzles that you must solve before it will let you send an e-mail. The equations get tougher as you move through them but, it has to be said, as long as you’re not too drunk to reach for the calculator then even the most determined beerhead can make sure his mail gets send.

Still, kudos to Google for at least trying to put a service in place. Facebook could do with a “have you had a beer?” button, too. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve woken up at six in the morning in a sweaty panic and with a thundering headache, realising that I went to all my friends accounts and left slightly dodgy messages on their walls. Thank God for the Delete button, but it’s not guaranteed to stop them having seen what you’ve said…

But now WordPress, my blogging platform of choice, have come up with the idea of phoning in your blog. (To read more, simply click the post below…) The idea is simple: you’re at the top of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, dodging bits of spewed lava, and you want to let the readers of your blog know what it’s like. Typing up a message is a touch tricky, so instead you pick up the phone and leave a voicemail for your bloggers to listen to.

It’s a neat idea that has some advantages, but just imagine if you’ve had a beer or two and decide to call up your blog and leave a message for all your readers… the idea is enough to make me shudder.

Still, I can see it’s going to happen one day. I just hope I don’t offend too many of my readers when I leave my first audio post…

Phone Your Blog It’s happened to all of us. The night starts off innocently enough with a little gin and tonic, maybe a mojito, then next thing you know you’re doing tequila shots with the bartender and the girl from Brazil and you find yourself thinking it would be a treMENdous idea to call up your ex and see how they’re doin … Read More

via WordPress.com News

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