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Tuesday, June 03, 2003


What is "moblogging"?

First International Moblogging Conference -> What is "moblogging"?

Moblogging is a blanket term that covers a variety of related practices. At its simplest, moblogging (from "mobile web logging") is merely the use of a phone or other mobile device to publish content to the World Wide Web, whether that content be text, images, media files, or some combination of the above.

One step more elaborate is when this content is location-specific - that is, when it relates to the specific physical place where it was created and published. This permits any particular set of real-world coordinated to be "tagged" with relevant information, from instant restaurant reviews to ski-slope hazard warnings to contextual jokes.

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Archos personal video player

Archos personal video player.

av300.jpgNew line of personal video players from Archos. The AV300 comes in 20GB and 40GB varieties, both of which have 3.8-inch color LCD screens, TV out ports for connecting to a television, can record up to 80 hours of programming directly off of television (courtesy of an attachment), and can play video files encoded in MPEG-4. Probably no one at Archos will cop to this, but the idea behind these and other "video iPods" (a phrase you're going to be hearing a lot) is that you can use them to watch all those TV shows and movies that you've downloaded over file-sharing networks.

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Archos ships 'cinema-to-go' mobile video player

Archos ships 'cinema-to-go' mobile video player. Reg Kit Watch Records movies too

[The Register]

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Moblogging Conference in Tokyo

Moblogging Conference in Tokyo. First international conference on moblogging: Moblogging ties together smart mobs (groups using technology to exchange webs of information through portable devices) and blogging (people like me writing about things other people have said) into collaborative news and commentary. The conference is one day in Tokyo from 10 am to 6 pm. More information should follow at the site.... [Wi-Fi Networking News]

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Boing Boing Blog guestblogger: John C. Dvorak

New guestblogger: John C. Dvorak. John C. Dvorak, legendary net.curmudgeon and old-school computer columnist, joins us now as our latest guestblogger.

John C. Dvorak is a long-time columnist for PC Magazine and PC Magazine Online and his writings can be found in China, Croatia, Brazil, Portugal, Greece and other locales. How they got there he is unsure. Formerly a columnist with Barron's and Forbes while hosting both a TV show and a syndicated radio show he now eschews such folly and is finishing ONLINE! -- the book, to be published by Prentice-Hall this Fall. Discuss [Boing Boing Blog]

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PhoneBlogger Documentation Update

PhoneBlogger Documentation Update. While helping someone else setup their own install of PhoneBlogger, I realized that I had never gotten around to publishing much installation documentation on my website. The previous publicly available documentation was very sparse, as in the sense of providing virtually no clue as to how to install the dang thing. Well, I have mostly remedied that.... [WombatNation]

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Marking Out The Borders of a Weblog

Marking Out The Borders of a Weblog.

Recently a number of bloggers have been responding to the Dave Winer article on What makes a weblog a weblog? There are some minor dissention, but there are also many bloggers who have agreed that this is a great article. What we are missing, though, is to define the borders of a weblog. When writing a weblog, for what am I responsible? We have talked about the minimal features of a weblog, but what about all those other add-ons? Are they part of the weblog or do we consider them to be not part of the weblog? Do we accept only the minimal features of a weblog as essentially the weblog, or do we need also to consider other parts that are optional?

Definition of a Weblog
Let us start with Dave Winer's definition of a weblog:

A weblog is a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, arranged chronologically, that can be viewed in an HTML browser.

James Snell, on the other hand, disagrees. He identifies two major problems with Dave's definition:

1) There is no hierarchy in Weblog posts and 2) there should be no requirement for the content to be viewable in an HTML browser.

Instead James Snell suggests that where Dave is wrong is the term "hierarchy" instead of the word "chronological". James Snell insists in his definition that weblogs are arranged chronologically. The second point her brings up is that a weblog should not necessarily be viewed in a browser. James Snell's definition of a weblog is:

. . . a chronologically ordered collection of independent "thought bubbles" published and accessed using open Internet technologies. . . . Each "thought bubble" manifests itself as a Weblog Post. Each post represents a point-in-time snapshot of something the Weblog author is thinking about.

James emphasizes the authorship idea of a weblog in saying that a weblog is a "snapshot of something the Weblog author is thinking about". Dave also identifies the authorship of a weblog as a single author. Earlier I took from Seb's Research the idea that a weblog turns people into web pages, again agreeing with the thought that a weblog is created by an individual and is, as Dave says, "The unedited voice of a person".


[Elwyn Jenkins: MicrodocBlogger]
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