Wisdom launches new short-form audio format ‘Voice Answers’ to solve Social Audio’s biggest challenge

Wisdom launches new short-form audio format ‘Voice Answers’ to solve Social Audio’s biggest challenge

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wisdom, a social audio app that facilitates meaningful one-on-one conversations, today launches a groundbreaking new format, “Voice Answers,” an asynchronous short-form audio take on the traditional question-and-answer format.

Voice Answers was designed to overcome the limitations associated with the social live audio format popularized by Clubhouse. Now the centerpiece of the app, ‘Voice Answers’, is an algorithmically curated feed of wise answers to self-discovery questions like “Describe your idea of ​​a perfect day.” to guiding questions such as “How do I break into the film industry?” to life hack questions like “How do I set boundaries in a relationship?”

Social Audio has shown tremendous promise, with platforms such as Clubhouse, Spotify, Twitter, Discord and LinkedIn rolling out social audio experiences to hundreds of millions of users. However, social audio has recently been widely maligned, with recent headlines including “Is social audio already dead?” and “The Rise and Fall of Social Sound.”

Dayo Akinrinade Founder and CEO of Wisdom comments: “The biggest challenge with social audio today is its low listening value-to-word ratio. While podcasts are carefully planned and produced, social audio tends to be more freewheeling, and as a result, content quality is less reliable. Another challenge is that consumption of live audio content is limited to whoever happens to be listening at a given time. Inspired by TikTok’s content-first algorithm and short video format, my goal with Voice Answers’ asynchronous short-form audio format is to bring elements of TikTok’s innovation to social audio by preserving the excitement of live conversations while addressing the shallow listener. value-to-words ratio problem endemic to the social live audio format that Clubhouse pioneered.”

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With today’s launch of Voice Answers, the Wisdom app opens up to a voice answer, which the user can listen to or swipe. Each swipe informs the machine learning algorithm, helping to improve content recommendations to provide a stream of high-quality, personalized responses.

To be creator-friendly, Voice Answers are limited to less than 60 seconds, and Wisdom automatically generates an audiogram for each Voice Answer, which creators can easily share on other social networks.

Dayo continues: “Questions and answers are powerful tools for unlocking insights and gaining a deeper understanding of who we are and the world around us. Early in my career, as a black woman in tech, I lacked access to wise people, which hindered my progression. The Voice Answers format is positioned to allow us to share our wisdom with the world, while pioneering a new short-form asynchronous audio format that I hope will overcome the current challenges of social audio.”

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Notes to the editor

A selection of supporting high-resolution feature images can be found on Google Drive here

About wisdom

Wisdom is a venture-backed social audio app on a mission to leave the world a little wiser than we found it. Wisdom connects you for live one-on-one conversations and Q&As, centered around knowledge sharing and self-discovery. Within a year of its launch, Wisdom was awarded Apple’s App Store ‘App of the Day’ twice and TechRadar’s ‘Best Android Apps of 2022’.

Wisdom is a pioneer in the social audio space having created “Voice Answers” an asynchronous, short-form audio effort in the traditional Q&A format, delivering an algorithmically curated feed of high-quality voice responses.

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