An exciting phenomenon that is sweeping the blogosphere is mobile blogging. One primary reason why a lot of bloggers are attracted to this medium of blogging is that they enjoy being able to make frequent updates and posts that keep all of their readers up to speed with current situations. By mobile blogs, or “moblogs,” you can go to the extreme since it allows you to post things literally as they happen.
This new wave of moblogs and mobloggers keep web surfers up to date with good and bad events of importance as they occur all over the world, helping to make international communication faster and more accurate.
There are people who feel that the limitations of blogging have a lot to do with ones location or geography. After all, there is only so current that a blog can be when you need to run home and boot up in order to update it.
Mobile blogging, however, marks the beginning of an exciting new era when web-based communication can happen spontaneously from any location. Moblogging devices mean that there is almost nowhere on the planet that remains off-limits for bloggers.
The use of mobile blogging is still in its infancy because the technology that makes it possible has only recently hit the global market. Althoguh the first moblog technology became available over a decade ago, it is only the past two or three years that mobile web devices have become user-friendly enough to appeal to most consumers.
It is a common observation that as camera phones and other mobile technology become more popular, more and more bloggers are getting away from their desks and are hitting the streets. In the same way, it is also possible that moblogging will become much more widespread than it was even a few months ago. Also mobloggers are already quickly attracting a lot of attention with the blogging community.
Although it is not yet clear whether moblogs will become the dominant kinds of blogs in the years to come, the current trend seems to imply that moblogs are here to stay.
With mobile devices, it is possible to blog from the sites where current events are unfolding, which is one of the reasons why mobile blogging has so much thrilling potential to revolutionize the blogosphere.
For instance, a moblogger with a camera phone can post blog entries from, say, the foot of the podium at a presidential speech, or from the stands during the final moments of the world series. This mobility enables bloggers to experience the same real time thrills that live television coverage provides, but in a more democratic medium.
The combination of individual control and mobility that moblogging provides certainly places mobloggers on the cutting edge of today’s communications technology, and it is hard to imagine that the number and prestige of moblogs will not continue to grow in the coming years.