A while back I posted on the various ways a blogger and visitors can communicate and interact…I thought I’d use some of these tools and enable more ways for a visitor to contact me over just the usual email.
Email - Contactify widget
IM - GTalk button (the regular button didn’t link correctly for me, and what about a status indicator…that’s better, still not working, maybe I have to wait till my new contact has accepted my invitation)
Chat box - Plugoo (visitors can use the chat box, and I chat back using IM, and what about a status indicator)
SMS - jaxtr (visitors send me an SMS)
NOTE: Since Jaxter is live in over 40 countries, it will only cost visitors a local call…I think…they also mention that your carrier may charge you to receive SMS.
If you are registered and both use Jaxtr, then it’s free, I think…for live calls you get 40 free credits a month (if you invite friends to join you get 20 credits per invite)
Jaxtr is not just for bloggers, it’s a service where you can call your contacts for free, unlike MobaTalk or Evoca, your visitors can’t record a message from their browser, and have them there for others to see, same goes with Texterize SMS.
No RSS podcast feed for your account, probably a good thing since this is a more private communication.
I nearly forgot to mention that you can record a greeting, called a VoiceBlast.
All I have missing is live talk (as I don’t use the talk feature of GTalk or Skype), but the YackPack Walkie Talkie widget looks awesome, and the caller doesn’t need to download anything, just click and call.
Anyway for similar services to Jaxtr, check out my post.
Here is my contact page.
[35/05/07: TechCrunch have an informative post on Jaxtr]