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Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you! This image was sent directly from my Nokia N90 camera phone to this web page by e-mail - my first successful test of the moblog feature that will allow me to post text, images, and even sound and video created on the phone to the web. The first application, for me, will be posting images of fans of all nations watching the upcoming World Cup games at various points around New York to the World Cup '06 blog on the New York Times Web site. Moblogging means that I can post reports directly to the web from anywhere on the planet I can get a cell signal. Add in a small wireless keyboard and this really has the potential to be a revolutionary technology for journalists.
UPDATE: Here is the complete photo series New York Watches the World Cup I shot and posted on-line using just the phone. I used Flickr to send these images of fans in New York reacting to events in Germany directly to the blog on the New York Times web site during the games. This meant that we were able to illustrate our live descriptions of the games with images of fan reaction that appeared on the web within minutes of goals being scored or fouls being committed. This moblogging experiment was featured in this report by the video blog Rocketboom and in this article by the Argentine journalist and tech scholar Julián Gallo, whose article in La Nacion inspired me to figure out how to adapt the Times blog template to make this possible.