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SERVICE: Another Google service (upgrade) - Mobile Blogging with Blogger.com
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 07.05.05 - 15:18:09 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12654x
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Google is far more than a search engine and after the recent service introduction (Gmail, Google Web Accelerator), Google owned Blogger.com enabled Moblogging):

Google has introduced a new service for Blogger.com that enables users to create new blogs and post images and text via mobile devices. A consumer using Verizon, AT&T, Cingular, Sprint or T-Mobile can send an e-mail or MMS to go@blogger.com, which instantly creates a new Weblog containing the information sent to Blogger. Google will then E-Mail the URL and a claim code back to the user, allowing him or her to view and manage the new blog.

The initial page will be a generic-looking site and users will be required to enter the claim codes, which will then allow them to change the templates, blog names, and colors, edit previous posts and activate other features. One such feature will apply to users who want to add mobile posts to an existing blog.

Sending an MMS or email to go@blogger.com will automatically create a new blog. Your photo, along with any text you add, will be uploaded to that blog right away and then we'll message you back with the address so you can visit your new blog on the web. It's all free. When you feel like changing anything or you already have a Blogger account and you want the posts to go to your existing blog, you can log in to go.blogger.com and enter the token we sent to your phone.

Just so we're clear on this, you send something from your phone; a subject line, a photo, and maybe a caption if you so choose to go@blogger.com and we do the rest. That's our thing. We set you up with a standard issue blog using a popular design template and we upload your content so your friends and family can view it and leave comments.

The service will be available free of charge, other than the cost accrued from sending messages and E-Mails from a cell phone, PDA, etc.

Anyway - it makes me wonder that a blogging company like Blogger picked up the trend that late? Even mobile operators like O2 Germany already introduced moblogging and it also reached the device manufactures already like Siemens who previewed their service last CeBIT.

Cheers ~ Arne