Tag: mobile media

by Melissa Ulbricht

Prabhas Pokharel contributed research and writing to this post. In a previous Idea Lab post, we described how to add location information to mobile content, including images and stories. For some reports, location information adds value, context, and interest to venue-specific reports. But today, we talk about how to remove that same location information. This [...] more »

by Melissa Ulbricht

Prabhas Pokharel contributed research and writing to this post. If you’re a journalist or blogger, adding location information to your content can add value to your work. This kind of data can be of particular help to journalists who report on specific communities, reporters who create venue-specific multimedia, or citizen journalists who cover events in [...] more »

by Anne-Ryan Heatwole

In Grahamstown, South Africa, getting and sharing news is a mobile experience. Grocott’s Mail, a local paper, incorporates mobile phones into many aspects of its news service — from disseminating headlines via SMS, to encouraging readers to text in their opinions and making it a part of a Knight News Challenge-winning citizen journalist training program. [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

Apple’s announcement yesterday of a GPS-enabled iPhone is further fanning the flames of excitement around location based services and mobile social networking. Being able to connect with friends (and strangers), and to interact with your immediate environment via your smartphone is the new new thing. But we still have a ways to go with all [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

I recently began playing around with a new service called GeoGraffiti, which allows you to post or access voice notes or “markers” while at a specific physical location using any cell phone. I like the idea of localized, user generated information which GeoGraffiti is a platform for. Everything from getting traffic tips to the real [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

Here’s a short sampling of some of the ways that mainstream media in integrating locative (location-based) technology tools – some of which already been discussed on this blog. The folks at LoJoConnect are also conducting a survey of how newsrooms are using locative media. Take the short survey here and pass it along…they will be [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

Microsoft’s Tell Me subsidiary announced the launch of a new audio service for the BlackBerry which allows the user to conduct local business search, get directions or traffic information, etc. using voice commands. Apparently, by uttering a singe word like “coffee” your GPS enabled Blackberry will do an automatic search (in this case via Microsoft [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

More and more cities are begining to offer digital maps to help tourists navigate their way around and locate points of interest via a mobile device. The city of Stuttgart, Germany for example, rents Stuttgart2Go – a Pocket PC device with GPS capabilities that allows a visitor to locate and map tourist attractions while on [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

Here is an interesting academic review of how mobile technoligies are changing the news landscape. A number of important points are made, including… 1) The notion that mobile technologies in the hands of the public may be resulting in event-driven news overtaking institutionally based news. See this monster of a study on this topic. but [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

One of the more interesting mobile media trends we may see more of this year is mobile social networking. Simply put, that means the ability for one person to connect with another via a mobile phone or other device while on the go. Think of your cell phone saying “hello” to another cell phone within [...] more »