Monday, January 17, 2005

Coming Soon to a Mob Near You

Andy Carvin discusses mobcasting -- combining mobile phone-enabled podcasting with smart mob-like group action to cover events simultaneously and from a variety of perspectives. Mobcasting would also allow groups of citizens to distribute their coverage instantaneously to a centralized website via RSS. “This leads to coverage by bloggers throughout the blogosphere,” writes Carvin, “which leads to coverage by the mainstream media, which leads to demands of accountability by the general public. That’s mobcasting.”

UPDATE: Carvin launches an experimental blog to ring in age of citizens podcasting, or “mobcasting” as Carvin describes it. Now he just need some volunteers to contribute to the site.

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