Bursting onto the social media scene is Sowt, a new Jordanian online platform that allows people the ability to share their thoughts and ideas and to interact with each other using short audio clips.
Sowt, which is Arabic for “voice,” founded by the Zureiqat siblings, Hazem, Tarek, and Dana, allows users to record up to 42 seconds of audio through its website or mobile app, and then post it to their network, along with a text description and a picture if they so wish. Users can even “echo,” or pass-on, their favorite audio clips posted by other users.
The following gives a better understanding as to what Sowt is and its venture to become the next platform in empowering citizen activism in the Middle East:
The following is a short introductory YouTube video which explains Sowt in details: