Voicemails from hundreds of strangers answering a secret question

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3 Responses to “Voicemails from hundreds of strangers answering a secret question”

  1. eric kam says:

    that is better than the luck I had with my Daughters Google voice account. Somehow her number was being promoted as the “call to complain” number for the 2012 Republican Primary Campaign.  
    http://tech-ho.blogspot.com/2012/02/robocall-voicemail-log.html
    Like your results better

  2. gellfex says:

    This was pioneered by a music producer named Steve Stein in the 80′s on a “telephone based radio show” he called “Ralphies Bop City”. He used a tape voicemail machine and asked a question, and then would edit the responses, put them on the “outgoing” message with the next question. It was often brilliant. He’s archived some on his site

    His explanation  http://www.steinski.com/blog/ralphies_bop_city_pt_1/

    great question: The holidays are here, and it’s family time, so please tell us about your weirdest relatives.  http://www.steinski.com/blog/ralphies_bop_city_pt_5/

  3. Max Hawkins says:

    Great project! I think the telephone is the most intimate medium out there—listening to these recordings is like hearing a secret from a friend.

    It reminds me of the work of Joe Frank, who was on public radio for a number of years. His show The Other Side consists mostly of telephone conversations with friends cut with philosophical, often absurd monologues. The result is intimate and haunting:

    http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/jf/jf101107karma_3

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