Family bloggingThis was the original intention of the service. My extended family uses Posterous to share news, photos, and video with one another all over the country. I wanted to get the youngest and oldest in the family involved as well without the need to email. Now my kids are calling in to the blog from their sporting events and from the backyard to announcement their latest and greatest personal achievements. All in their own voices.
Mobile blogging (for the rest of us)There are a couple billion people in the world with mobile phones and only a fraction of them are smart phones. Ringerous has proven to be a great mobile blogging tool for the rest of us.
Podcasting in the classroomIn classrooms, Posterous can be a great resource for collaboration projects. When those projects involve story telling, interviews, or reporting, Ringerous is a good medium for recording and sharing it. Combine this with the drop-dead simple podcasting you can do with iTunes, and you get a great distribution model for the students and teachers as well.
Bring emotion to your postsBlogging is a great way to communicate and share stories, but text and pictures often don't tell the whole story. Sometimes, there's no better way to capture the excitement (or despair) of a moment than hearing the voice of friends and loved ones.
Public voicemailI'm waiting for someone to create topical, public voicemail boxes with Ringerous. Perhaps an inbox for Santa so you can tell him what you want for Christmas!? :)
How are you using Ringerous?