Monday, June 22, 2009


Felicity arrives, and all plans change. We are now loading photos to Flickr from our mobile phones.

This sort of funny bizness is called moblogging. This is what Wikipedia editors have to say about moblogging:
Mobile blogging (moblogging) is a form of blogging in which the user publishes blog entries directly to the web from a mobile phone or other mobile device. A moblog helps habitual bloggers to post write-ups directly from their cell phone even when on the move. Mobile blogging is popular among people with camera-enabled cellphones which allow them to e-mail/MMS or SMS photos and video that then appear as entries on a web site, or use mobile browsers to publish content directly to any blogging platform with Mobile Posting compatibility.[1] [2]

Tonight, we will be using Flickr and our mobile phones to moblog photos.

  1. Create and account with Flickr
  2. Scroll to the bottom of your flickr page and click the link to tools
  3. To the right of the Tools page, there is a section about uploading to Flickr by email. Click the link that says "upload using your own private email upload address"
  4. Create a new contact in your phone and add the email address that flickr has given you
  5. Take a photo and send it to that email address (NB. Sometimes, phone providers do not give you a phone with the settings in it to send email.. if this is you, contact your provider and ask them fore the settings)
  6. View your photo on your flickr page, and click the link in the right that says "add tag", and type a word that will file this photo with other photos like it.