Copyright 2008

[ October 22nd 2008 ]

Chris Ridgeon, a 2008 Graduate from Coventry University has started a new Internet venture business and website The idea is a new way of communicating online, nicknamed 'Vocal Networking'. is a fully voice based discussion forum for anyone to discuss any topic and chat with others.

Chris, aged 22, came up with the new concept of a voice based forum and community nearly three years ago and has been working on it in his spare time whilst completing a Software Engineering degree and running a part time website design business to fund himself.

Internet Shout has been built completely from scratch and it is the world's first ever purpose-built voice based forum. Users of this site can listen to existing conversations, start a new conversation or participate with an existing one by recording a sound clip directly on the website.

The project's creator, Chris Ridgeon commented on the concept, "I sat down about 3 years ago and tried to think of 'the next big thing online'. I realised voice has only been exploited for live chat and yet it is far more useful if we let conversations build up over time, with many participants from different backgrounds and locations". The website is structured similarly to traditional online forums but all discussion is conducted in voice.

This new site boasts additional features such as private voice messaging, for chat and discussion with friends separate from the public forum, social networking features to meet new friends and a notification system to keep up with your favourite discussions. has also incorporated a dedicated 'Music Arena' section of the site where unsigned bands can upload their music tracks and get heard by anyone world wide. is completely free to use and Chris is looking to secure advertising deals with companies who wish to get exposure on this new and original Internet platform. "The site has fantastic advertising potential as there are an infinite number of subjects to discuss and I believe businesses will want to target this."

Commenting on the launch, founder Chris Ridgeon said: "I am delighted to finally see the site launched online and am eager to see people world-wide using and enjoying the site for discussion and entertainment. I have so much more planned for this site. A major step in development is features for the blind and visually impaired as I think this would enhance their Internet experience. This is just the beginning!"

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