Mobile Communities

At Microsoft in the UK we have all been issued with the Orange E200 Smart Phone as our mobile phone. Now whilst I am not very keen on phones I have been impressed by what these smart phones can do (see


These phones are beginning to be the hub of new mobile communities or social networks as moblogs which are picture based blogs. There are a number of new ways of creating communities based around the phone as discussed in  which has interesting and wide ranging implications. One of the first of these is community based games such as , a mobile phone based sort of treasure hunt.


I can see a number of other community based applications and aspects using the location, picture and communication capabilities of these smart devices. I think this will be an interesting area to monitor going forward.


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