Photo Blogging

About a year ago I purchased a new Sony Ericsson K790i mobile phone. At the time I wasn’t even thinking about using it for Internet access. Instead I bought it because it was a solid phone and also had the best camera available in a mobile phone. Recently I started to use the blogging function for posting photos directly to the internet. Essentially when I snap a shot I am given the option to save the file on the phone or memory card, send it to a friend, or post it on a blog. The blog it posts to is predefined and as of yet I haven’t been able to figure out how to change it. After posting however it does ask you if you want to view the blog. Following this link returns the photo blog which is simply a continuous stream of photos I post. There is also an option to combine this blog to an existing one. This is useful since it allows you to give the blog a more meaningful name such as johndoephoto.blogspot.com rather than the cryptic value of 699382664.blogger.com.
At first I thought this was simply a novelty but more and more I am finding some value in this function. Just last month I was traveling and a friend asked me to buy her a designer purse. Being a guy I naturally have no knowledge of bags except that a cheap plastic one seems to fit the bill 95% of the time. I was having a hard time picking one out and resorted to calling her. This didn’t help much since describing a bag is apparently a talent I don’t have. Then it dawned on me…I took out my camera phone, snapped a shot, posted it immediately to the blog, and told her to check out my website. Sure enough it suited the purpose and she quickly responded telling me to buy the blue bag on the second shelf on the right. What a great way to use the technology. I did however encounter one problem. She of course selected the most expensive bag in the photo making me realize that perhaps there is still a market for lower resolution camera phones 😉

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