Margin WalkerJust to confirm the buzz: yes, the First International Moblogging Conference has been scheduled for Saturday, the 5th of July at super-deluxe on Roppongi-dori here in Tokyo.
I might be coming back to tokyo around then. But clue me in someone, is mobblogging and these other events like it just like social affairs with "blog" slapped on it to give some pop culture wings? If it's really just a bunch of people getting together to discuss their blogs, that might be kind of boring. If it's just a cool party with a trendy name, then that makes sense and I'll try to make it.
Well, I'm probably a little bit biased, but *in addition* to being a great party, the Conference has a few major objectives:
- Introduce people developing moblogging tools to people using them, and vice versa, so that specs and feature sets can be better tuned to the needs and desires of the emerging user base.
- Acquaint platform/tool/device makers, software developers, service providers and marketing companies with their next major market and its desires.
- Allow creative sparks to fly between all the above groups.
- (Most important to me) Explore, discuss and imagine the way this practice can change the way we organize our lives, our communities, and our societies.
I know you're probably just being snarky, but given the significant early response, I think this is something you won't want to miss if you're in town and you're at all interested in technology, community, and other people involved in the same endeavors.
Wish I could make it. It would be a good chance for me to try out my (slowly improving) Japanese language skills!
I created a moblog site a few months ago and it's coming along nicely. Please take a look at www.phlog.net and let me know what you think.
I'm interested in creating a worldwide community of mobloggers/phloggers and would love any feedback on the site!
thanks for the info, sounds well worth attending. no snark intended, that's probably just my inherent new yorker cynicism you detected. :^) thanks again!
nihongo benkyo, ganbattene!
2 Adam Greenfield
Is it possible to make a comment on your Margin Walker site. I would have loved to do that, but wasn't able to find the trick.
Thank you already for posting what you want to get of this conference. It's definitely interesting for us as a company. Still Tokyo is far away and I would like to start collaborating with interested parties right away and if we see that we are getting at something I am more than happy to fly in:)
Do you think it is possible to start some kind of projectsite where we already exchange our ideas?
Apologies to Roger and anyone else who has tried to comment at marginwalker - it's presently an invitation-only site.
There is a way around this, however. ; . )
Hit me with an email and we'll see what we can do to get you hooked up, so you can join the discussion. And once again, my apology for any frustration you might have experienced.
Hi Adam, Joi
I am a bit confused now how to follow this up;)
- Joi, is it correct that you set up the wiki to prepare the Moblogging conference?
- Adam. I couldn't find your email address, so I sent an email to V2. I hope you are getting it that way.
My email is: email@example.com in case you see this comment.
Got the mail. You, my friend, are good to go.
Regarding mobile imagery. I'm developing a network resident image manipulation engine and would like to know of folks in the moblogging community have a need for this capability? Links:
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