It's been a busy year. I start posts and don't finish them. Below are the working titles of some posts languishing in my drafts folder. Please vote for the one you'd most like me to finish.
So I'm on the train home after a day in London and my phone beeps. It's a video message of Fabian riding his bike without stabilisers. "I don't know who I'm most proud of," I tell Caroline later, "him for riding a bike or you for sending a video message." "Don't patronise me," says Caroline.
... just because I can, and because it's five years to the day since my first mobile clog [t9 sic] post. Equipment used: 1 Nokia 30something, running series 40, Opera Mini, 1 ladybird print beach tent (does not provide protection against rain), sand in shoes. Update 12/9/2006: We've been back for two weeks now and … Continue reading Blogging on the beach
Flickr etiquette is a tricky thing. For starters I have to pigeonhole the tangled web of people-with-whom-I-share-photos into "family", "friends" and that wonderful catch-all "contacts" (maybe we should all be using a Cold War-style dead letter box in Regent's Park?) But that's nothing to the almost daily dilemma of how to share each photo I … Continue reading The private life of a digital camera
So I know what you're going to say, text isn't the point of mobile blogging - it's all about pictures, videos, media, capturing the moment and storing it up or sharing it out. Yes, I love taking pictures with my phone and zapping them up to Flickr, and yes, Shozu is one of that rare … Continue reading What we say versus what we see
i’m typing this on my phone, top deck of a bus travelling up chapeltown road. i reckon i can enter text at about a 10th the speed i think it. that works out about 30 words a mile on the number 3a bus. less outside the rush hour. Equipment used for benchmark (should you wish … Continue reading mo-blogging text-entry benchmark
August 21, 2001. Newly armed with Nik Haldimann's Wapblogger (2001-2005) on my trusty Nokia 7110i I bash out a record seven blog posts in one day. On the bus, in the lift, in the café, In just a few short hours I live every mobile blogging use case known to marketing. That date remains my … Continue reading Mobile blogging five years on (and off)
There are places a cameraphone just cannot, umm, go. Places like the men's toilets at King's Cross Station. (Stay with me on this one.) There you'll find a sticking plaster product design solution that would be at home in a Don Norman book: a hand-dryer so sleekly built into the wall that someone's sellotaped the … Continue reading Text – gets to the parts that cameraphones just can’t reach