Is Moblogging Ready to be the Next Big Thing?

According to Wikipedia, “a moblog is a blog published directly to the web from a phone or other mobile device.” Usually, this is in the form of photos, but videos, text, and audio can also be an option. Moblogging has been around for a while, but seems to have flow under the radar. Many online photo and video sites allow users to share what they capture with their cellphone. Blogger allows users to email in blog entries along with attachments. Several services allow users to record podcasts through their phone.

The problem is, there isn’t one application or site that lets you text in a message, picture, or video to site at the same time that you can record a video, and then format all of that as a blog entry. That would be a sweet online suite.

Also, if you can tell from the brevity of the Wikipedia article, moblogging just isn’t that popular either. I think it could have incredible educational potential. Converge Online published an article this week that looks at hoe one educator is using moblogs in class. Very interesting stuff. See the article here:

Moblogging in Schools

The article points to an actual moblog. Poking around those links leads to other moblog sites. I looked at those sites and saw that several of those are using several sites to hack together a true moblog. Interesting stuff.

One thought on “Is Moblogging Ready to be the Next Big Thing?

  1. As a person who is addicted to text messaging … I like this idea. But it would be very cool if we could do video and text together.

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