FORMER LARA CROFT
FAN GOES GLOBAL
Copyright 2008 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ October 22nd 2008 ]
Ridgeon, a 2008 Graduate from Coventry University
has started a new Internet venture business and
The idea is a new way of communicating online,
nicknamed 'Vocal Networking'. InternetShout.com
is a fully voice based discussion forum for anyone
to discuss any topic and chat with others.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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."
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!"