Celebrity Moblogging

Someone should make a moblogging site where users can post celebrity sighting photos from their phone or PDA, along with a brief description of where they’re posting from.

The closest I could find was this NYC-specific SMS group, which seems to be focused on text messages instead of photoblogging.

July 9, 2003: Joe pointed me to TextAmerica, a site that allows anyone to create a mobile photoblog (“mophos” or “moblogs”), so I created a new one for Celeb Sightings. Anyone can post to it by e-mailing their photos to celeb.sighting@tamw.com from their mobile phone. Get to it, people!

August 12, 2003: Buzznet.com has a celebrity moblogging page that people are actively using. Lyle Lovett, Janet Jackson, Jay Leno, and Randy Newman are some of the current highlights.

11 thoughts on “Celebrity Moblogging

  1. Ooo! We could call it Stalker.com … Paparazzi.org?

    Seriously thought, as interesting as it might be, you’d find people in the area flocking to the sites to catch a glimpse, and I’d imagine most celebs get that all too often anyway.

  2. This is inevitable.

    I believe it’s in Snow Crash (now a 10 year old book) that there’s this concept of “lobsters” – people outfitted with cameras and computers who simply upload everything they see to the net – walking webcams I suppose. Called lobsters because the gear they carry was bulky I suppose.

    But with phonecams and a hiptop, I suppose you don’t need much more than that. A keyboard, gps, a camera, a net connection. This is everything an instant netpaparazzi would ever need.

    Report: Here’s Cameron Diaz falling out of her top at House of Blues 2 minutes ago [photo][timestamp GMT]

    So looking ahead, I’m sure we can look forward to a picture hitting the net, and instantly being farked all round, photoshopped, and blogged.

    Information society? You’re soaking in it!

  3. Dammit, ever since i walked behind Mick Jagger in New York one afternoon last year I knew this was inevitable, but where is it? this will surely pop up as phonecams proliferate. Great post!

  4. And here’s a company (based here in san diego apparently) called textamerica which provides this service.

    This schtuff is way hot right now. Lots of people getting phonecams.

    boingboing is often talking about this stuff as well.

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