During one week QUIXOTE, a puppet, will explore Turin travelling within a network of writers, undefined at the beginning and growing day by day. Their task will be to accompany him around sharing his story with us, chronicling his journey through the city.

Quixote' journey is tracked via a GPS/GSM system in order to show on the website the exact geo-location of each moblog post and to define the topology of the network arisen during the performance.


From networked_performance

Each writer who gets in touch with Quixote needs to follow a set of simple rules.

Spend with QUIXOTE one day only. During this day the writer can post messages through her own mobile phone, whether text, an image, or both, following the instructions inside QUIXOTE's backpack. There are no constrictions, writers are free to post what they want.

At the end of the day, pass Quixote to the next writer.

The last writer, at the end of the week, must help Quixote return home. To do this, she will post a last comment or picture, revealing the place and time for returning Quixote.

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MoblogUk is a very moblogger-friendly application (plus, it supports Creative Commons licenses).
You register for free* then here you go: email images, audio, or text from your mobile device, to your own mobloguk email address, and it automatically gets posted on the site.

From the Creative Commons Weblog.

*registration page didn't function when I tried.

By simplifying the process of sending photos from the phone to the web and using GPRS rather than MMS, Cognima Snap could stimulate usage of camera phones. The technology allows users to upload images or video clips on the press of a single button.

Because of MMS file size limitations, the quality of pictures posted to web blogs or albums may shrink to 30k as opposed to the 300k in the original.

Cognima Snap gets round this by using GPRS, making also the operation swifter and more reliable. From the operators point of view, lower cost of GPRS data rates could be counterbalanced by increased usage.

A previous consumer trial revealed that Cognima Snap increased the number of photos uploaded from camera-phones to online photo albums by 14 fold.

Users also visited the online photo album more than twice as often and made more use of the album services, including sending pictures from the album to other phones. Two weeks into the trial over 70% of Cognima Snap users were still actively using the service, compared to only 18% of the participants using standard MMS to upload their photos.

From 160 Characters.

NewBay Software allied with MX Telecom to offer a free unofficial Euro 2004 moblog called Footieblog.

Only U.K. mobile subscribers have access to it, they just have to snap and send an MMS to +44 7746 738 788.


From Reiter's Camera Phone Report.
Press release.

End2End, a service provider for mobile data services, and Sonofon, the second largest mobile operator in Denmark, are launching an mblogging service.

SUbscribers to the service can create their own mblogs by uploading pictures taken with camera phones, add text to their photos via the internet, and soon be able to edit text using mobile phones.

From DM Europe.
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