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"I'm too exited to keep this to myself. It has to be tested further, with other browsers and on other platforms, and with people that can write Chinese, but since this could be useful to other double byte languages, here a way to create a story in Simplified Chinese (GB2312) in a Manila site."
Even more interesting. Spose that means Welsh, too, is possible ";->"
"£387.71 London (LHR) ==> Milan (MXP) ==> Tokyo Narita (NRT)"
It would take 24 hours to get there, and nearly 9 to get back.
I'm not a big flyer, me.
Interesting URL though...
"Moblogging is a blanket term that covers a variety of related practices. At its simplest, moblogging (from "mobile web logging") is merely the use of a phone or other mobile device to publish content to the World Wide Web, whether that content be text, images, media files, or some combination of the above.
One step more elaborate is when this content is location-specific - that is, when it relates to the specific physical place where it was created and published. This permits any particular set of real-world coordinated to be "tagged" with relevant information, from instant restaurant reviews to ski-slope hazard warnings to contextual jokes."
Tagging mobile blogging with blogs in space. I blogged it in January last year, 2002. Japan's going to go nuts over this. How much's a flight to Japan? What am I doing in July? Hmmm.
Lilia Efimova's presentation (more a results of a survey) was the only thing that caught my eye. Some of the points of interest to me:
Motivation to start a weblogExperimentation, curiosity and encouragement from other bloggers
Improving personal information/knowledge management
Community-oriented: publishing/pushing ideas, need for a feedback, interest in communication and sharing
Blogging values discovered after startingGaining exposure and credibility in the field
Improving knowledge and skills
Serendipity, feedback and dialogue contributing to idea evaluation and development
Networking and relation building, finding friends
Conversations and knowledge sharing
Easy/cheap/fast way to promote/push ideas
Bloggers: what others need to start a weblogPersonal drive, understanding why a weblog is needed and something to say are more important than technology
Would be bloggers: what they need to start a weblogTime
Understanding why a weblog is needed, fitting weblogging in existing practice
Damn, Japan get all the fun. I guess we're two years behind them, so I'll have to wait.