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David Noël

Hi, I'm @David.
Hands up for all things tech, entrepreneurship, music, internet, remarkable people & ideas. Hands back down to type about it.

I'm SoundCloud's VP of Community. These are my favorites. Any questions? Right this way!

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  • January 17, 2014 12:25 pm

    soundcloud:

    Hear the world’s longest recorded echo, recorded in an oil storage tank built during WWII. 

    Wow.

  • March 19, 2013 2:19 pm
    Being Biden, a new audio series by Vice President Joe Biden is powered by SoundCloud. So neat. View high resolution

    Being Biden, a new audio series by Vice President Joe Biden is powered by SoundCloud. So neat.

  • February 18, 2013 2:51 pm

    soundcloud:

    On Being | Seth Godin: The Art of Noticing and then Creating

    Check out thought leader Seth Godin speaking about our invitation to create in ways that matter to other people in a post-industrial, post-geography “connection economy.”

    For more like this, follow On Being on SoundCloud.

    If you like reading Seth Godin, you might love listening to him. 

  • February 13, 2013 5:50 pm

    jane-shin:

    This is Julsy, aka Julie’s Audiobiography. She shares a little about herself and what’s important in her life. Listen to her skills in English, French, Russian and Spanish.

    Behind every piece of music, audio, sound shared on SoundCloud is a person. A living, breathing, human being somewhere on this planet. I’m blown away by the people in the SoundCloud community. What a special place.

    Been loving the large-scale community project initiated by the SoundCloud Heroes, a group of SoundCloud members committed to this amazing community of sound creators. 

    Listen to more Audiobiographies — in which SoundCloud community members tell us who they are and what they care about.

  • December 6, 2012 2:26 pm

    soundcloud:

    We’re excited to announce new updates to SoundCloud iOS and Android apps.

    Version 2.4 app updates include:

    • Repost feature - repost your favorite sounds to your stream 
    • Improved search with auto-suggest results 
    • Revamped user interface with a new look and feel
    • Spanish language support (Android) 
    • Record-button widget if you want to instantly record from the home screen (Android)
    Head to the Apple App Store or Google Play to download. 

    New yummy mobile versions for Android and iOS now available

  • 12:59 pm
  • November 2, 2012 12:02 am

    Tumblr! 

    One of our SoundCloud Fellows and creator of The Appreciation Engine, Steph, challenges us to record and share a message of appreciation every day in November. It’s called The Thanksgiving Challenge and it is easy.

    1. Go here
    2. Think about who or what you appreciate
    3. Hit record
    4. Share your message privately via email or publicly on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr
    5. Repeat every day in November

    This is my first message of appreciation, recorded in our SF office with Jane who ran the Fellowship project and with Steph herself.

    Who’s in?

  • September 19, 2012 8:18 am

    soundcloud:

    SoundCloud Community Fellow Nadia Wilson meets a man who has been playing the violin underground in the NYC Subway for 30 years. Hear his story in this episode of From Hear to There.

    New York friends! In her Fellowship project From Hear To There, Nadia Wilson surfaces people and their stories on the NYC subway. Been secretly wishing for someone to do a project like this. 

  • May 25, 2012 1:55 pm

    Recording and sharing thoughts about tech while out for groceries. Is there a word for this, @Scobleizer?

    Update from a reply: “Supermarketing” (<— love this)

  • April 4, 2012 3:24 pm

    One Hello World -  He Writes Music To Voicemails

    Imagine you’re living in Syracuse, NY. One day, you decide to encourage people to call you to record a voice message on your answering machine. Once you’ve collected a bunch of voice mails, you sit down at night and start creating music as a soundtrack for these voice messages.

    Sounds cool? Yeah, that’s what Jared has been doing for a while and it is beautiful.

    Jared joined our SoundCloud Heroes program, you should follow his Tumblr.

  • January 31, 2012 7:03 am
    One week after releasing the latest Labs feature Story Wheel (which lets you easily record the story behind your Instagram photos), I finally got the chance to show Instagram&#8217;s Community Manager Josh a few nice examples. 
This is one of my favorites so far. It&#8217;s a short story about Hank, who, you&#8217;ll hear for yourself, &#8220;discovered that he likes to hang out with little people.&#8221; View high resolution

    One week after releasing the latest Labs feature Story Wheel (which lets you easily record the story behind your Instagram photos), I finally got the chance to show Instagram’s Community Manager Josh a few nice examples. 

    This is one of my favorites so far. It’s a short story about Hank, who, you’ll hear for yourself, “discovered that he likes to hang out with little people.”

  • December 12, 2011 4:05 pm

    Well well well.

    It’s only Monday but I’m already calling my favorite new SoundCloud member for the week.

    The Boston Man just messaged us to let us know that he started a SoundCloud for a collection of words spoken with a Boston accent.

    This immediately reminded me of Julianne Moore as Jack Donahue’s girlfriend in 30 Rock.

    cc Maura, Bijan, Andrew, Ryan and all other Boston friends.

  • December 8, 2011 7:03 pm

    soundcloud:

    #SCstory: Kerry Muzzey

    TV & film composer based in L.A., Kerry Muzzey shared his awesome #SCstory with us about his experience with the community. What’s your #SCstory?

    It really warms my heart to listen to these stories recorded by our community members about their time on SoundCloud. Every day, we post a new story to our Tumblr.

    I remember “meeting” Kerry on Twitter when he tweeted at @SoundCloud saying that he just only found out about the site and the community. That was earlier this year and since then, we’ve had some regular exchanges on Twitter. Listening to Kerry’s voice and story now makes me think:

    "Hey friend, I’ve known you for some time, glad to hear your voice." 

  • December 5, 2011 4:08 pm

    Ms. Lovell passed away on November 26th at the age of 107.

    In a moving recording, the oral history project MyStuy.org captured the story of the Lovells who live(d) in the Stuyvesant Heights neighborhood of north-central Brooklyn.

    I’ve been thinking about oral history a lot lately. We’re mostly focused on creating new things all the time and easily forget that there is meaning in preserving what’s behind us.