Phoning in photos for posterity

Last week’s blackout gave moblogging its first real chance to provide grassroots coverage of a major news event says this piece. The result: Lots of digital photos appearing on weblogs taken in the blackout zone by people using digital phone/cameras. Travis Larson, spokesman for the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association: “This may be the first major news event in which camera phones helped deliver the story. And they’ve done so in real time.” Howard Rheingold: “This is a sign of things to come more so than a watershed event. The (moblog) coverage didn’t give me much better than what I could get on television.” But, says Rheingold, once camera phones offer better resolution and can stream video, moblogs will become much more interesting.