New things to play with!
Here at Audioboo HQ we often get asked the best way to gain more Audioboo followers, to which I offer several responses. The first, is that Audioboo is more like YouTube and Flickr than Twitter, i.e. the number of followers you have doesn’t necessarily reflect the number of people enjoying your content. Think about how many YouTube clips of kittens you’ve watched without ever following people’s accounts on the service.
The second thing I say, is that it is all about creating good content. Interesting, witty, moving, novel, compelling content will encourage people sign up to hear more of your stuff.
If you’re embedding Audioboos into your website, then why not use our exciting new follow button on you site too? This button will allow people to click through and immediately follow your Audioboo profile. It’s as simple as this:
To get your own Follow button you just need to visit the widgets page from the Audioboo.fm homepage and paste the code into your site.
That’s not the only new feature we’ve added recently. After Kent Police force asked whether they could turn commenting off on certain boos (because they were worried about comments causing problems with upcoming court cases) we set to work to enable this feature. Now you can turn commenting off for specific Audioboos by logging in to your account, clicking through to the specific boo page and clicking “Edit”. You will then see a little tick box that will enable you to disable commenting if you so wish.
In general we think it’s more fun to allow comments and it seems more in the spirit of the community, but we understand that there may be times (as with the police) that this isn’t ideal.
Anyway, we hope that you’ll find these new features useful. We’re pleased to see that Audioboo champions NickHollowayVox and Documentally have already added Follow buttons to their websites. Good work guys!