Here's a new one:
Will 'moblogs' mean mo' money?
Last modified: April 1, 2004, 4:00 AM PST
By Paul Festa
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
...Creque, a 23-year-old human resources director for a polling company in Melbourne, Fla., estimates she takes and posts to the Web an average of five digital pictures every day, regularly updating her personal mobile Web log, or "moblog."...
...Cell phone plans vary in terms of how subscribers are charged for Internet access, but Blasi estimates that it costs 25 cents to send a picture over the network.
Consumer and cell company demand for moblogs has yielded opportunity for a number of start-ups including TextAmerica, Mobog, Buzznet and Ploggle...
...Another study, by the InfoTrends Research Group, predicts that 150 million cell phones with built-in cameras will be sold this year, totaling about one-quarter of all cell phones sold.
The moblog is only the latest variation on the traditional text-based Web log. A minor trend, also oriented around cell phones, developed last year to support audio blogs...
...While moblogs have attracted the interest of cell phone companies as a way to spur the use of phone photography, those companies and analysts alike predict that the real catalyst for camera phone usage will be the adoption of compatible technologies between carriers...
Am I the only blogger around without a cell phone or digital camera? Mind you, I've got the library digital camera, which seems a bit outdated now, but still useful. But I have a hard time spending money on some technologies, fun or convenient as they may be.
It's late. Go to bed.