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Robert Levy
11-20-2003, 04:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/resources/communities/default.mspx' target='_blank'>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/resources/communities/default.mspx</a><br /><br /></div>I was poking around the Windows Mobile website and found this little teaser: <br /><br />"<b>Get Ready for Moblogs - Turn an ordinary blog into a moblog by including pictures from your Pocket PC or Smartphone. Check back here in December to learn how to create yours.</b>"<br /><br />For those unfamiliar with moblogs, here is an excerpt from <a href="http://www.editorandpublisher.com/editorandpublisher/features_columns/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1945758">an article</a> at Editor & Publisher that explains the concept pretty well: "A moblog is typically a photo blog where an individual or group of people post images taken with photo phones, plus accompanying text (or even audio). The moblog concept has caught on in a big way since first introduced in 2002. Many individuals maintain moblogs, and new moblogging services like <a href="http://www.textamerica.com">TextAmerica.com</a> make it super easy to have a moblog; to publish an image, you simply use your photo phone to e-mail it to <a href="http://www.textamerica.com">TextAmerica.com</a>."<br /><br />I have no idea what this teaser on the Microsoft website means, but definitely look forward to finding out. Will they be releasing an app to make mobloging from Windows Mobile devices easier? Could they be starting a moblog hosting service? Or maybe it's just a step-by-step tutorial on how to moblog from Smartphone and Pocket PC devices... Let the speculation begin! What do <i>you</i> think they are going to announce?

11-20-2003, 05:05 AM
This should be interesting to see what MS is doing with this. The smartest thing they can do is to promote a community for these Smart Phones.

Good find Robert!

11-20-2003, 02:05 PM
Maybe they've just bought TextAmerica?

Hotmail anyone?

11-21-2003, 08:27 PM
My blog is kinda lame right now since I don't have a cameraphone anymore, but you can check it out at http://neile.textamerica.com/

Is it bad that I feel cool because I have a moblog? :oops: