Sequoia Capital funded Bubble Motion, has launched a voice-based social networking service called 'Bubbly' built specifically for mobile users. With the service, users can record a voice message and send it to friends, family and fans. Sounds like Kirusa's Voice SMS launched way back in November 2008 on Vodafone? BubbleMotion had also launched voice SMS with Airtel in 2006. Apparently Bubby has already been rolled out with mobile operators in India and celebrities are voice blogging already. If any of you know which operator its been launched with, and how we can access the service in India, please leave a comment or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like Twitter? Nah. According to the company, 'it's like a voiced based Twitter - with the added emotion, feeling and authenticity of the spoken word'. We have not tried the service so we do not know how long the message lasts, but it just can't be as quick as browsing text updates on Twitter, Facebook or the recently launched Buzz. We don't think people will become fans of hundreds of others. In just the first week of service, Bubbly claims to have registered 150,000 people recording and posting audio messages in India. The company adds that Bubbly is not just being used by fans to follow celebrities or individuals to keep in touch with their families but also by businesses to announce promotions. Would you sign up for listening to company promotions? What joy! Simplicity, Privacy, SMS Updates What might attract users is the…
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