A session to discuss moblogging or, well, blogging that doesn't have to be tied to the desktop and the buzzing flourscent light overhead, etc.
note: Winer's not here, so "vendors" may be able to fly in the radar. we'll see.
fight developing between traditional photography manufacturers and handset makers -- a struggle to define who owns the digital camera space in the most practical means possible.
photo quality will soon outpace data networks' capacity to carry the data efficiently in the near term. multimegapixel images on T-Mobile GPRS? Ooph.
audience member: "i bet 90% of what people worry about is gov't spying on consumers, but what about consumers spying on other consumers?" the distribution of others' privacy is 'democratized' by devices, carrier networks, and flickr/blogs
is moblogging a distinct activity from "desktop" blogging? for some it is, for others it's simply an alternative mode for input to the same content base. for me, my moblog is
my flickr account and it's a continuous visual diary. This blog is a place where I trap and keep things that cross my attention mainly when I have my laptop. Place has a *huge* effect on what I write about -- in fact, whether I write at all. For example I probably won't have a FanBlogs posting today because I couldn't be further from college football being played in real time. Frankly, it's nice to have a break -- Purdue is just bagging it.
good user observation: "we have to embrace [decentralized] surveillance, since we're all under observation anyway."
"i'm a videoblogger -- i think people are missing the storytelling aspect of blogging. i like to take a lot of little clips, put 'em together." how is that different from what good bloggers do? what story does your content tell over time?
GPS is underrated as meta data. Location as another way to subscribe to interesting photos, postings, in 4d -- location and time are part of GPS signal -- might be very very cool. Agreed.
"moblogging captures the spontaneity of life...it's shared with our families and our friends."
russell beattie: "i sense that people believe mobile blogging is not quite legitimate...that we have to make it more like blogging...i say that moblogging is one of the most important things to happen to data services and blogging. ability to broadcast to tens of thousands instantly hasn't been there until now. TypePad/6A working on a carrier-dist'd. moblog solution, Google as well."
i shot a question out to the group: "we've spent much of our time discussing the production of content -- what about mobile consumption? is there something to driving adoption by making it easier to consume these works while on-the-go?"
overall i wasn't totally energized by this session -- seemed to wander without getting anywhere. that's as much the audience's fault as it is anyone else's. could've been a collective, post-lunch carb crash.