NowLive, a relatively new online service which combines social networking and user-generated broadcasting, announced a new widget today for making it easier to get a talk show noticed by the online masses. This widget can be plugged into a variety of Web sites.
The NowLive Talk Show widget lets anyone with a social networking profile on sites such as MySpace or blog sites like LiveJournal, Blogger and TypePad embed their own live talk show directly into their personal profile. NowLive in general works by letting one dial a local phone number to create voice streams for his or her new talk show. Talk show hosts can interact with listeners through a variety of tools and the shows are later made available as downloadable podcasts.
â€œBloggers, podcasters and anyone who wants to be heard can be on the air in less than 60 seconds,â€ said NowLive Co-founder & CEO Kevin Bromber. â€œBut unlike traditional radio, a social broadcast lets the audience actively participate in the show from their computers and cell phones.â€