Monday, September 24, 2007

Mobile Blogging the Halo 3 Launch...

One of the most promising aspects of blogs and personal websites is the potential for citizen journalism - people reporting on events to the rest of the world in real-time, avoiding having to wait for the next day's newspaper and relying on major media corporations to act as a gatekeeper in choosing for us which stories we will be interested in.

Mobile blogging makes this even more relevant. Not only can people write about events as they occur on their computer, but technology also lets anyone blog "on-the-move", using their cell phone to immediately post blog entries with text and even pictures from wherever they're located (as long as their cell phone has service).

So as an excuse to learn how to do all of this myself, tonight starting at approximately 10pm, I will be mobile blogging from the Halo 3 video game launch in New York City. Some serious computer nerds (friends of mine) have asked for this considering I'm in a somewhat unique position, actually being an employee working the event. So with my exclusive access, I'll be posting pictures and text to this blog all from my mobile phone tonight. Check back starting at around 10pm for the first images, but keep in mind the launch itself is not until midnight, which is when things should really get interesting.


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