The latest issue of my favorite surprisingly above-average corporate magazine, m-pulse, has a good piece on moblogging. The key grafs:
“I think the ability to correlate experience with place, and to share that correlated experience with others who either occupy the same space or may wish to in the future, is tremendous” [said Adam Greenfield, organizer of the 1st International Moblogging Conference (1mc)].
Rather than replacing traditional blogging, Greenfield suggests that the potential of moblogging lies in what it offers travelers – the ability to annotate cities, places, and spaces through moblogs.
Whereas traditional blogs are often filled with links to places on the Web, Greenfield posits that moblogs can be understood as “links to places, logs of interesting places visited in real life.”
“When user-created content – restaurant reviews, heads-ups about particularly congenial or stimulating or dangerous places, what have you – is not merely publishable from mobile devices, but retrievable from them, it really does give the keys to the city,” says Greenfield.
According to Greenfield, the potential of moblogging isn’t something that can be ignored.
“When you consider that blogs have already changed the way we understand publishing, journalism, and the power of the individual voice, limited as they are to the relatively small audience with access to computers, and then extrapolate from that to the hundreds of millions of people already using some kind of mobile device – well, I think the impact will be nontrivial [ed: typical engineer talk].”
[via Gene Becker]