LiveJournal, one of the oldest and most popular web communities is getting a voice – thanks to Gizmo Project. With over 10 million users it seems this just might be the first big social network to add voice features. The new software, Gizmo Project for LJ Talk, is available as a free download here. We had reported about this development back in July 2006.
The software has all the usual trimmings, but what is cool (not a business word, clearly) is the icons displayed on the LiveJournal website and in the software show online presence of friends (available, away or offline). Furthermore, users can update their LiveJournal content via instant messages, or by using the software to record “voice posts” without leaving their computers, ideal for International users who wish to avoid the high cost of calling U.S.-based access numbers.