Thursday, March 18, 2004

Phone in your blog

It looks like Nokia is realizing the popularity of blogging. In the extremely competitive phone business, being able to take photos with you cell phone is not enough. Now the move is to take the photo and then blog it directly to your blog site from your phone:

The greatest potential for Lifeblog, however, is in the promise held by the little "b" in "blog." In spite of the name, the first version of the software does not include a blog interface.

"Maybe log would have made more sense," said Keith Nowak, spokesman for Nokia. But he does see Lifeblog as a useful tool for bloggers, helping them to organize their words and pictures. "You can look, day by day, here's what I did, here's what I saw."

Nowak sees actual weblogging as a possible future direction for Lifeblog. "It's a possibility," he says. "The interest is there."