JAJAH: Voice chat over Twitter, in two minutes or less
Starting today, select Twitter users will be able to call each other for free. In typically Twitter style, the chats will be capped at two minutes. JAJAH@Call, which is still in beta, doesn't require any phone numbers – just a Twitter connection – and it can be used anywhere from a computer to a mobile phone.
In order to place a call, users must sign up as JAJAH members (don't worry, it's free), and for privacy reasons, users will have to follow each other to be able to chat. To connect with another user, all one has to do is type "@call@username," subbing in the person's username that you want to contact. JAJAH, the company that provided the technology, refers the two-minute limit as a way to make the calls "the verbal equivalent of a tweet."
Previously, JAJAH has provided communications services for Intel, Yahoo, and Microsoft. Those interested in testing out the Twitter voice service can request an invitation by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Have you tried chatting on Twitter? Share your thoughts below or follow us @csmhorizonsblog.