Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Voki! And some ranting.

Lol, we just learned about this in Japanese today: http://www.voki.com/. We're using it to do an assignment to have a convo with our sensei -_-;; But it's hella cool and fun to customize and listen to lol. Here's mine. The resemblence is uncanny. Lol :P

Here's a little 411

What is Voki?
Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone.Voki lives on your blog, social network profile and will soon be integrated in various instant messaging platforms. You will also be able to download it to most video supported phones.

What's with the name?
Voki is a combination of "vox", which is Latin for voice, and "Loki", which, is a prankster character in Norse Mythology.

Who made Voki?Voki is brought to you by the folks at Oddcast, a New York based company that has been creating speaking characters on the web for years. These are the same people behind the popular Careerbuilder Monk-e-mail.

Will Voki always be free?Yes, you will always be able to come and create a character for free at Voki. However, we may offer special items or characters for sale at some point. Also some of the things you can do with your Voki, like downloading it to your phone, may cost money. It is also likely that you will see different kinds of sponsorship on the site. No matter what we do to make money through Voki, we'll make sure we keep you in the loop, get your feedback, and try not to do anything that makes Voki less entertaining to have.

Can anyone use Voki?Voki is solely and exclusively for personal, non-commercial use only. If you run a business website where you sell things or you run a site about your business – a real estate agency, for example – then Voki is not for you. We have a product called SitePal that costs a small monthly fee for business class users.


Aaaaand, like I mentioned last night, I've been lemming LUSH's Night in for 2 sample kit which inlcudes 2 muslin flannels, 2 Ultra Bland cleansers, 1 face mask of your choice, 2 toner tabs of your choice, and 2 face moisturizers of your choice for only $20. I was in my "I need to buy something" mood last night, so I was raring and ready to order this thing. I've never tried Lush's products but I've heard good stuff about them. However, I did notice that their individual products are on the pricy side, and I wouldn't want to buy something for so much that didn't work for me. So the sample kit was my savior here.

Unfortunately for me, the horror of RIDICULOUS SHIPPING COSTS struck again. Boo hoo. The only shipping option LUSH is offering atm is Express, which costs over $30. No way am I going to pay more for shipping than I did for the product. :( I guess I will have to wait to figure out what I really want to try from them. Meanwhile, I'm on the lookout for cheap makeup to test drive :P

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