The Carnival is Here!!! Carnival of the Mobilists #30
Greetings and welcome to the 30th edition of the Carnival of the Mobilists!!!
A few announcements before we begin. Just a reminder that the Carnival has taken up new residency at www.mobili.st thanks to Carlo Longino.
I would like to extend a sincere thanks to Vinod Khosla and David Weiden of Khosla Ventures for their sponsorship of the Carnival of Mobilists. Knowing that we have your support shows a true understanding of the Carnival's position in the Mobile Blogosphere. On behalf of all of the Mobilists... thank you.
And now (in true Diva fashion) I would like to begin with the ladies.
Xen Mendelsohn of Xellular Identity takes mobile personalization to a new level by being able to Share your Personality. Knowing people's status before calling them. That would be great (not to mention saving me from telling people off when they catch me at a bad time).
Emily of Textually.org introduces us to VideoNewsCaster, an agency offering to broker video clips for citizen journalists.
Keren Flavell brings us the Mobile Media Show #20 featuring Russell Buckley. Keren interviews Russell on the idea and concept behind his new AdMob service and what it will do for mobile marketing. (I encourage all mobile bloggers to listen to this).
My own entry for this edition talks about an emergency connection. Being able to contact 911 from a device that remains on you, but can be in range via Bluetooth to your mobile device.
Gentlemen, shall we begin:
Dennis over at WapReview gives us his review of several different mobile sites for driving directions. They are rated by usability and features, but the best site for you is totally dependent on your devices and your needs.
Scott Shafer of The Pondering Primate ponders, "What is taking so long for mobile marketing to adopt physical world connection?" His topic on standardizing the 2d coding system makes total sense.
Stuart Moudie of Blethers.com gives us a quick review of Plazes Mobile Beta. Plazes, The popular social networking tool that "adds physical presence to the web" is now going mobile.
Russell Buckley of MobHappy warns us that Real World Wiki is Getting Closer and shares his vision of annotating our real world environment with a kind of virtual graffiti, which we could access via our mobile phones.
Justin Oberman of MOpocket discusses AOL's plan to launch its Mobile Virtual Network Operator which will provide AOL users with access to communication and content services in the palm of their hands.
Rudy De Waele of M-Trends introduces us to MusicStrands Mobile and explains how the future of buying music will be a complete digital process with the mobile phone playing a crucial part.
SmartMobs informs us of the rights of Online Journalists AKA Bloggers.
Last but not least... Ajit of OpenGardens shares some ideas on how the Mobile Phone Network is a Computer.
Trust me... all of these articles are brilliant and it was so hard to pick the best entry. The entry that I chose is one that we all encounter and question possibly on a dialy basis, but in some parts of the world it could be a major issue.
C. Enrique Ortiz' captured that issue and explains to us about the "mobile perimeter" which he defines as the distance between the mobile user and the people around him or her and the use of media while in this space. Is it a violation of some sort... or are we still entitiled to a certain freedom while in the "mobile perimeter"?
That ends this edition of the Carnival of the Mobilists!! The Carnival will be hosted next week by AllAboutSymbian.
I hope everyone enjoys the reading and have a great weekend.
*special thanks to F. Staud of www.phototravels.net for allowing me to use his image for my Carnival.