Mobile Phones, Moblogs, and Technology
Maybe you’ve seen some of the latest weblogs, coined moblogs, popping up with images and posts from the authors' wireless camera phones. I’ve also seen the ads on TV about taking pictures with your mobile phone and instantly sending them to friends. Amazing. So is this just the latest toy or will wireless camera phones sending photos become an everyday way of life just like cell phones themselves? Will we see more and more moblogs? There are some interesting articles, a growing community of mobloggers, and even an upcoming moblog conference that ask those questions and go into wireless camera phones, moblogs, and this fascinating technology. Here are some links to a few articles and some moblogs to check out for yourself:
- Why will wireless camera phones revolutionize the photography industry?
by Evan Nisselson, for the Digital Journalist, May 2003.
- Weblogs get upwardly mobile
by Jane Perrone, for the Guardian Unlimited Online, December 12, 2002.
- First International Moblogging Conference, Tokyo, Japan, July 05, 2003
I’ve added a few moblogs to my Luscious Links listing, where I’ll continue to add more, but here are a few good ones to get you started:
- alive in kyoto
- bitflux blog :: moblogging
- Joi Ito’s Moblog
- mophos (a.wholelottanothing.org)
- Tom Hume
I’ll be adding more to this site’s Luscious Links Moblogging section in the days ahead, too.
Mobile Camera Phones
Lots of possibilities are popping up, including adding a camera accessory to your phone. Here are links to just a few that I’ve noticed being mentioned, although there are quite a few available and more hitting the market every day:
- Toshiba J-T08
Camera phone with video capability, too.
- Nokia 7250i Phone and Nokia 3650 Phone
Digital camera is integrated into these phones.
- Nokia HS-1C Camera Headset
Accessory that currently works with at least 6 Nokia cell phones and fits in your pocket—just plug it in to your Nokia phone and click away.
Be sure to check out moblogging.org for more moblogs, moblogging software, hardware, articles, latest news, and more details. The Internet Topic Exchange has a moblogging topic , too, where you’ll find moblogs, articles, software, and RSS feeds.
So have I gotten the moblogging bug? While I’m intrigued by it, my daily routine usually consists of working at my desk most of the day, picking up my son from high school, picking up the mail, running a few assorted errands here and there, walking the dog around the park... hardly the makings of an interesting moblog. For now I can use my digital camera, which plugs right into my computer for uploading, too.
At one point I couldn’t imagine starting a weblog, though, either, so I’m not holding my breath about moblogging, and I admit to checking out the Nokia HS-1C Camera Headset that would work with my new Nokia 6200. My son just may force me into it since I ended up buying myself the same new cell phone that I bought him for his birthday earlier this month.
By the way, I’m amazed with the latest technology in cell phones aside from the camera features, but I’ll save that topic for another post soon.
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