Here it is.
Link: FAQ Question #224.
How can I use Nokia Lifeblog to update my journal? LiveJournal supports Nokia Lifeblog, which permits you to update your journal via your mobile phone or through a desktop client. Information on Lifeblog can be found at http://www.nokia.com/lifeblog/.
Lifeblog uses the ATOM protocol. To set up Lifeblog, you will need to provide your LiveJournal username and password, and enter http://www.livejournal.com/interface/atom as the server address. Lifeblog will automatically update the list of all journals you can post to.
Free LiveJournal users can use Lifeblog to post text only. Paid LiveJournal users can use Lifeblog to post photos as well, through the use of LiveJournal's ScrapBook service. Currently you cannot post video clips to LiveJournal. [charlie: empahsis mine]
And he sang. Very funny.
One thing that amazed me was the high level of art and design put into the blogs. I think it's because there are the early adopters (for anything) and put more energy in things than others would.
Yes, a movement at its infancy. Go for it guys!
Invited by Janne Jalkanen.
Thanks to Anina.
This collaboration has allowed ps models to develop the ps model blog, updating its website via the Nokia 7610 mobile phone using Lifeblog technology. This means you can watch the growth and development of ps models via the Lifeblog link on the ps models’ website. Effective communication is the fundamental building block of long and productive business relationships.
A guy who just got a 6630. He lists all the he likes and dislike about it. He likes us, but we only came 9th out of 12. But, I'm happy nonetheless. I hope he has a great time with the new phone and the Lifeblog becomes a central part of his life (how sappy of me!).
9) Lifeblog - great tool to manage content on the phone.
There's a press release coming out soon that has more info (I couldn't wait).
Thank you Brad from Six Apart and Timo from Nokia for working this out with your teams.
The boss again.
Lindholm: The aim of Lifeblog is simplify the collection, organization and sharing of digital memories. When users annotate what the machine created automatically, it becomes your digital diary. As digital cameras in phones become ubiquitous then the behavior of photography changes from event based to a form of memory augmentation.
But over the past two weeks, I've become addicted to Lifeblog. I'm clicking photos and uploading them to a secret page, where I am building my "life-cache."
Thanks, Om, for the kind words
Heather, you're super. Rock away!
Link: heather powazek champ.
FLICKR + LIFEBLOG ROCK MY WORLD
Once again, Matt Jones has sent me a nice link of a review of Lifeblog (from another Jones). I have some comments to add to what was said:
I've been using Nokia's LifeBlog on my phone for collecting and packaging photos and thoughts while mobile.
I've been using mobile tools to start blogging, but not moblogging per say. My cameraphone is always with me, and I have Lifeblog installed on my phone and my laptop, but when it comes time to upload the photos and text, I do so in a multi-step process rather than being charged per kilobyte from the phone.
This is something that I call the 'dark underbelly of mobile services': the cost of uploading is still something that folks want to avoid. Will this slow eventually the adoption of photo posting from the mobile as file sizes increase as the phone cameras pile on the megapixels?
So, I have the capability of collecting the information while mobile, but don't feel the requirement to post it immediately. The time independence of blogs, podcasts, and/or the web are the strength of these platforms. Where is the immediacy requirement to use mobile networks versus nomadic wi-fi or static wired broadband? I haven't found it, yet.
I find that with my compulsive behaviour pattern, I capture a moment and want to share right away. The longer I wait, the less likely I will post. Of course, some things can wait longer than others, but my interest in posting a specific item goes down the longer I wait. It might have to due with me using my blog as a 'this is what I am doing' rather than a 'this is a thought I have mulled about and brought forth for discussion'.
The user experience with the PC LifeBlog application is excellent. Nice touches everywhere:
* visual feedback of image and text window wrap after the posting process is complete
* sync with multiple phones is an important feature for couples and families
* integrated with Nokia PC Suite to make transferring files to and from the phone a snap
My only concern with LifeBlog is the price for a license. I can't see paying $40 for it, but there's good news. The trial version allows storing up to 200 images with no mention of a time out. So theoretically, if you backup photos and delete them from the LifeBlog application the trial would last quite a long time.
Ya-ha... I have heard of this suggestion before, and thought it interesting. But, hey, it defeats the whole purpose of the software. To go through all this only to post? There are easier ways, I think, without going through the rigmarole of keeping a Lifeblog and deleting stuff. Each to their own.
Nice review, in any case. Thanks.
Nokia China has recently announced the Nokia 6680 and at the same time announced the coming of Lifeblog in Chinese. We gave Lifeblog a more localized name in China - 写e生活 - which has a double meaning of: 'recording life with leisure' or 'recording e-life'. The 'e' is what makes the double meaning.
Ni Jian from our team gave me a rough translation of the release:
N6681 also has a first in the industry solution to backup contents in mobile, including images, videos and messages - the Nokia Lifeblog multimedia diary software application. It enables user to browse, organize, back up SMS, MMS, images, videos, in chronical order, on mobile and PC. A very efficient way for users to manage their contents.
If you can read Chinese, here's the link: 诺基亚 - 关于诺基亚- 新闻中心.
Sunalahti is an MVNO in Finland. They were setting up a blog and made it compatible with Lifeblog.
My rough translation:
All Saunalahti GSM accounts have a free SaunaBlog account. You can post via MMS, Lifeblog, or via a browser.
Kaikki Saunalahden GSM-liittymät sisältävät SaunaBlog-nettipäiväkirjan ilman lisämaksua. Nettipäivirjan päivittäminen tapahtuu multimediaviestien, Nokia Lifeblog -ohjelmiston (tulossa) ja netin välityksellä.
So cool! Thanks Tatu and Olli (and others whom I might have forgotten).
The one to watch!
Top model international, Anina n’en est pas moins accroc aux nouvelles technologies. Jonglant avec les possibilités de la mobilité, éditant son site Internet et son blog elle-même, nous avons interviewé la belle pour en savoir un peu plus sur le buzz dans le monde de la mode...
Erik does it again.
I've just released LifeBlogger 0.2 which now supports the Textamerica API.
I've also added support for posts titles when using the MetaWeblog API.
As usual the source is on the CVS server.
For many consumers, just mentioning words like media management is enough to send them running away screaming. These are the people who have bought digicams because they're cheap and easy; they may well have given no consideration to managing their photos in any meaningful manner.
This is a pity, because unless the digicam generation takes some action now to make proper, useful photo archives, it is going to be in something of a muddle in 30 years' time, when it collectively tries to relive its younger days and finds that nothing is labeled or captioned properly.
Gil is right - the apps he describes here are digital shoeboxes. But digital shoeboxes are the equivalent of getting your folder of photos and either throwing them into a showbox or putting them all into an album, organized by roll of film.
What people really need is some way to go beyond that, more like a digital scrapbook. A digital scrapbook (or multimedia diary) is one of the design drivers for Lifeblog. A scrapbook adds context to the photos.
Author's note: When you stop and think about how far computers and multimedia have come in just the last ten years, you can be forgiven for allowing your head to spin a little bit. Our computer hardware is getting so small, and so cheap, so quickly, that we can barely keep up.
What are the implications for a future where digitial photography and video are as everyday as sending email? How do we cope with that much media; store it, browse it, use it? Christian Lindholm, one of Nokia's chief professional thinkers, has been experimenting with a new kind of weblog that he says offers a first step toward better media management. There's a long way to go yet, but his 'lifeblogging' concept is as good a start as any.
Elizabeth Hartnell-Young is doing some great studies of ePortfolios. She hooked up with us and we are providing some support with phones and software.
Here is a PDF of the transcript of the keynote she gave at the ePortfolio conference in France last October. I wasn't sure if I had mentioned it.
Here are some quotes:
Portfolios, as the name suggests are mobile containers (porter = to carry; portable = movable) for artefacts in a range of media, and while everything ‘m’ is in at present, it is a good time to explore how eportfolios, and their relatives blogs and digital stories, can support learning in a flexible and mobile way.
and on her first work with Lifeblog 1.0 and the Nokia 7610:
My recent research considers how mobile devices can support eportfolio development and digital storytelling. It is based on a handset containing a megapixel camera, up to ten minutes video recording, phone, internet capability, 8MB memory and numerous other features. Some would call it a mobile phone. But there is an added feature that could support rich new ways or learning.
Recognising the importance of collecting evidence on the move (the archive), revisiting the artefacts, reflecting on them individually and holistically, and sharing the important items with others, Nokia came up with the concept of Lifeblog. This software can be used to transfer images, videoclips (up to 10 minutes long) and messages from the handset to a personal computer. These are displayed in chronological order, with the date, to give a story of the day’s activities and messages. This element, the Timeline, is similar to the archive, or collection of artefacts. A second feature of the software is called Favourites, allowing us to drag and drop particular items into another layer, and to transfer them back to the handset for sharing with others. With the software we can also add text notes, send artefacts as email attachments, or delete them completely.
During the past few months, the handset was sent out with ten explorers ranging in age from five years to nearly fifty, and on their return they shared interesting and useful data.
Some participants used the device to collect happy memories for the future: for example, as one woman reflected “I love the capturing… but only for good things. My aunt died and I had no interest in taking pictures of anything around that.” And she deleted the clip of her choir singing “because it sounded shocking but we actually sounded very good”. An eight year old chose to save as a Favourite a video clip of his first ride on a horse “because it was the first time” and “you can keep it all your life”. As he composed his text notes, he explained that he was writing for “people in the family”, indicating his sense of audience.
The father of an autistic child was excited that the mobile device could support social stories, a method described by Gray and White (2002) and used extensively by this family.
Say you’re going on a trip to Sydney and they’ve never been on a trip. They can’t conceptualise it, can’t get over the fact that they’re not going to be in their own bed. You can tell them a hundred times it’s for two days, but they think it’s for ever. So you make them a little social story. It really relieves the stress.
Normally the parents sketch elements of the story and, using the child as the central character, outline the steps involved in going shopping, to the dentist, or on a long trip. With the capacity for ten-minute videoclips, this father saw the device as a ready-made story generator using his child as the actor and the audience.
The handset also went out with building apprentices as a tool for onsite assessment. In fact, tradespeople are early adopters of mobile technologies, so the teacher of building studies saw the potential for the collection of evidence of competence, and digital storage to replace the copious paperwork. One employer used the video feature to capture the house framing completed by his apprentice, narrating as he panned around the site. He preferred the digital device for several reasons. First, it was easy to find. As with most builders, he normally keeps the assessment paperwork in his vehicle to keep it from getting dirty, but his mobile device is always to hand. Secondly, it was easy to use, and thirdly it increased his literacy options. As he was not confident with written English, he felt that making a video clip took the pressure off having to write on paper.
Wow. The things I find out from other people outside the company. I really haven't thought about any patents linked to Lifeblog. That's why I am the marketing dude and not running the place. ;-)
Method and apparatus for automatically updating a mobile web log (blog) to reflect mobile terminal activity
And the follow-up.
This post is also to test multiple Lifeblog posts work.
This is one thing that had never occured to me. I had always asssumed you just posted one item at a time. I had a look at Lifeblog once they had gone, and sure enough, all I'd have to do is to Mark each element I wish to post, then when ready Post To Web.
Amazing reporting of the Blogs in Action event I attended in London just before Easter.
Just sitting on the train home after a great day up in London, which was capped off by the Six Apart-arranged Blogs in Action seminar featuring short presentations from Tom Coates from the BBC but talking about his own experiences of blogging, Neil McIntosh from Guardian Unlimited, Dominique Busso from VNUNet Europe, John Dale from Warwick University, and Charlie Schick from Nokia LifeBlogs, with a coda from lawyer David Carr about libel.
From the boss himself. Instrumental in getting Lifeblog to where it is today (yes, there are others who were also instrumental), he is nonetheless the ultimate Lifeblogger.
The very cool site Trendwatching.com, a place for emerging trends have returned to the the topic of Life caching, a term for a mega trend they 'discovered' in September. I think they are spot on. This is an emerging mega trend, actually one which will shape most people in one way or another. In short it is the future of memories, and as such the future of civilization…Ok it sounds grand..anyway I was really flattered to be used as a good example. Thanks guys, keep on discovering trends! lets meet someday.
At the end of the post I have collected 6 lessons learned and questions I am thinking of.