28/9 Moblogging Problems with Megapixel Devices
The Mobile Handset Analyst discusses the problem of the carriers which compress the images taken by Megapixel cameras. And yes, this is a big problem as soon as you want to moblog quality pictures. With the GX-30 for example, I get pictures at 200-300 KB, but when I send them I have first to compress them as more than 100 KB are not allowed in MMS. The Mobile Handset Analyst concludes:
The issue is likely to come into sharper focus next year with the launch of two- and three-megapixel devices. “We’re in a situation now where MMS is always catching up,” Wood says. “MMS is still a very good framework for sending messages from one phone to another, but if people are going to want to send print-grade pictures, then operators need to think about using an e-mail or GPRS bearer.”
11/2 Only 3 Camera Phone Pictures per Month
Eleanor quotes in Best (photo) blog ever
the post I did about Japanese consumers sending out only 3 photos per month.
I think as long as you do not have something like a Moblog, I wouldn't send out more than 3 pictures as well. It has something to do with the difference between MMS (picture messages) and SMS.
An SMS works like a telephone call - it resolves a current problem and has not much value after being sent out. Some exceptions - a SMS love letter for example;) - prove the rule.
A picture message on the other hand, has normally a long lasting value. We are accustomed to make and keep pictures - their value rather increases than decreases over time. Even if the photo quality is still low, a MMS is still more a digital photograph, than a SMS.
A personal moblog - considered as your brain "and" your emotions on the web solves the problem of loosing your pictures - it's more than the digital equivalent of the old-fashioned photo album we all know from our youth.
18/12 20min launches KAYWA Service
In cooperation with 20 Minuten
, Switzerland's free newspaper (daily readership is over 700'000; the webcommunity is around 110'000), KAYWA launches the image-driven "MMS Fotoalbum".
More in german at 20 Minuten Community