Cell Phones Are Hella Techy, Yo!

Today’s edition of The LA Times had an article talking about how advanced cell phones have become, which I suppose is rather timely considering that recent videoblogging class at the Apple Store at The Grove:

Largely unknown to the masses but enthusiastically embraced by die-hard cellphone fanatics and techno geeks, a bevy of mobile content options have come to market in the last year or so. And the release rate of these on-the-go offerings continues to race along at breakneck speed. It’s just their adoption by your average, everyday cellphone user that is slow. …

Standing outside Little Pedro’s nightclub in downtown L.A. on a recent Tuesday night, [Emilie] Elizabeth and her friend Verdell Wilson were snapping pictures of each other with their respective Motorolas and “moblogging” them, instantly uploading the images to their blogs through a service called TextAmerica. …

“Oh my God, Logan’s here!” she announced, reading the message delivered via Dodgeball. A sort of Friendster for mobile phones, Dodgeball is a social-networking program that lets subscribers announce their location to a preselected group of friends and friends of friends that has been established online. …

Community or social-networking services such as Dodgeball, TextAmerica, FotoShare and VeriChat, which, respectively, allow people to meet, moblog, share pictures and IM with friends via their cellphone screens, are enormously popular for a generation that’s been weaned online.

It’s funny how everything I’ve taken for granted on my Treo 650 seem new and exciting to others.

2 Replies to “Cell Phones Are Hella Techy, Yo!”

  1. Seriously, are you guys getting paid to mention this thing? It seems bla doesn’t go 36 hours with an entry that reads like faintly paraphrased ad copy.

    It’s great that it can stop time and cause brief instances of sound, rational thought in George Bush, not to mention allowing the wearer to fly to the moon and legally extort money from Bob Barker, but the credibility is wearing thin.

    Next poster to dismiss this post as me being “just jealous” in 5… 4… 3… 2…

  2. Nope, just thought it was a rather amusing article. But if you want to keep thinking that I’m being compensated for the things I talk about, go ahead. It sounds like there’s no way your opinion is going to be altered.

Comments are closed.