Moblogging With The iPhone: Initial Reactions
First of all, apologies to anyone finding the pics I’ve posted from the iPhone this morning. I’m trying to simulate the sort of images a journalist could grab while wondering around a conference or a day’s reporting, but the day I’m having today isn’t quite on the same level of interest.
That said, I’m certainly finding using Flickr’s e-mail to blog functionality a really easy way of getting visual reporting up on the blog. E-mailing photos is significantly easier on an iPhone than any mobile phone I’ve used before. The phone’s resolution isn’t fabulous, but more than good enough for images on a blog.
There’s some lessons to be learnt – don’t try to take pics while [holding a coffee and a bag of croissants](http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archives/2008/03/moblog_wednesday_breakfast.html), if you want the picture to be level, for example – but I can see this being a viable reporting tool. And grabbing five minutes on WiFi to tag and categorise the posts helps, too.
(Nice to see that the [Big C has a blog](http://big-ccharity.blogspot.com/) – set up yesterday morning!)
Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.