At Swell, we’re committed to doing social differently by connecting people through voice, trusting you over algorithms, and designing for empathy, not ads and memes.
Speak. Voice conveys emotion and intent that can be lost in the written word. Listen. Connect better to someone’s story through the power of voice. Reply. This is not live audio. Take your time to provide a thoughtful response.
Swell is designed for people to share information, firsthand accounts and perspectives in their own voice, citing credible journalistic references to prevent the spread of misinformation. Memes and mindless forwards have no place on Swell.
Be sure to sign up for our session, Voice is Transforming our Online Presence. Why? on March 16 at 8 am CST.
In the meantime, we’re talking with other attendees about the fun, the purpose, and the impact of their presence at SXSW this year.
SXSW Mentor Juan Carlos Perez Join this convo with scholar, philosopher, and Director of Marketing at Art+Logic.
SXSW Speaker Bryony Cole Listen to this convo about The Future of Sex with a global voice in the sex tech industry.
SXSW Speaker Ann Hiatt Check out…
Audio is truly having a moment, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Why? Because the magic of audio is Swell. Audio keeps us connected, curious, and engaged unlike any other medium.
Did you know that anyone can add their voice to an Open Swellcast? Discover new voices talking about what you love and join in.
@Movies Talk about movie recommendations, major film releases, debates, and more!
@Journalism Join these incredible journalists talking shop because words matter.
@BlackHistory Let’s celebrate all the Black artists, thinkers, scientists, and creators who have made and are continuing to make history.
@Arts This is the place to discuss and admire all of the beauty and creativity this world has to offer.
@Marvel Join this new Open Swellcast all about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel Comics!
The conversation has continued on Swell in light of the historic second impeachment of the President of the United States.
But we’re also making sure to make time for our health, discuss the latest season of Cobra Kai, and talk geopolitics and podcasts.
Invite your friends. Let’s keep the conversation going.
The Swell Team
“I personally think the Trump brand that he is so proud of is going to be finally associated with the word treason.” — @shammi
Bowie | Swell Content Producer + Editor
This has been a tough week for the world with the ongoing pandemic and the storming of the Capitol.
One way Swell is continuing to learn and be together during this time is through reading and talking about books.
What’re you reading right now? Let us know!
“We read the way we eat. Some days we want a fancy meal at a fine restaurant, but other days we’re happy with a hot dog.” — James Mustich
Join one of the most well-read humans on Planet Earth in this interview!
There’s still time to join our January buddy read. C’mon over.
It’s been a big year for the world and for Swell. Thank you for being part of our first year and for making Swell such a vibrant community full of possibilities. I’m so excited about all of the conversations we’re going to have, the stories we’re going to share, and the questions we’re going to ask over this next year!
Black lives matter. Share your tribute.
Honestly though, wtf. Listen to what these students have to say.
It’s gonna get real.
Maybe we have some things to rethink about what strength means.
Listen to this powerful story of resilience.
This holiday season is bittersweet, but we can still honor some traditions like debating whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie, singing to our heart’s content, and cozying up by a fire with a good story. We wish you the happiest of holidays and look forward to hearing you soon on Swell!
It’s never too late to let us know where you land on the biggest holiday debate of the year!
Happy belated Hanukkah! Join this Swell with Liora exploring the story of Hanukkah.
Belt out your fave holiday tune. It feels great! Trust me.
New or old…
This week we began to say goodbye to one of the hardest years many of us have ever faced. We also considered how social audio creates deep connections, how to avoid an allergic reaction to the Covid-19 vaccine, and how listening might be the key to better conversations. The conversation always continues on Swell.
The good, the bad, the ugly. It’s all here.
Speaking of 2020, let’s talk about binge watching.
Can social audio lead to deeper connections than other platforms?
What should those with a history of allergic reactions do about the new vaccine?
Is being a good conversationalist…
This week was another fascinating week on Swell full of conversations and casts about everything from the challenges of quickly evolving technology and education in the pandemic era to your holiday blunders (#fail). I’m continually amazed at what we learn and how we grow together in conversation on Swell.
Listen and download the Swell app to join in!
You all went deep in response to the news about Dr. Gebru’s resignation from Google. How do we account for bias with AI?
With online education being more important than ever, will its acceptability, efficacy, and status grow? Hear various perspectives.