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Australian bloggers going mobile

Moblogging launched (June 26, 2004)

Software developer Red Planet Software this week launched a website that allows Australian camera phone users to blog from anywhere, immediately publishing their thoughts, opinions, photos and videos to the Web

Known as mobile blogging or moblogging (pronounced moe-blogging) the blogger take photos or video then emails. MMSs or videomessages the image/video and text to a unique address. Seconds later the entry appears on their Moblog at www, which can be viewed by anyone with web access. The moblogger can also log in from a PC and add to or edit their entries at a later date

?Weve designed the site to be really easy to use said Red Planets Managing Director, Peter Williams ?Our goal is to open up this technology to anyone with a camera phone, not just tech enthusiasts he said. "Once you complete free registration you get an email address and can send your photos, videos and text to that address its that simple".

?After youve moblogged you pictures, anyone who knows your user name can view your photos and video, and leave comments said Williams ?So far we have had everything from party pictures to videos of people cooking, people snapped on the street and images that could only be described as bizarre he said

Williams has recently had a baby. and with grandparents and friends in Queensland and Tasmania he has found moblogging an excellent way to make sure everyone gets baby time, if only over the web.

?Its as easy as snapping a picture a day, or shooting that 12 seconds of video and emailing or video messaging it to my moblog Williams said. ?Id bought a Motorola A925 videophone on the 3 network, and I found I was taking heaps of pictures but not sharing many. By taking a few minutes to post to my moblog I can share my experiences and keep in touch with friends, relatives and online contacts in a way that would have been very difficult before.

With an Australian mobile industry that many analysts describe as saturated, carriers are promoting MMS and video messaging as a way to monetise the combination of a new generation of camera phones and 2.5 and 30 networks With the explosion of blo on the web, moblogging could be the vehicle carriers have been looking for to get mobile users enthusiastic about the multimedia capabilities of their networks

?You can Moblog on any of the Australian 2 5 and 3G networks says Williams ?And for users its great as instead of picture messaging one person you can picture message everyone you know with one message

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