: Speaking of the Hiptop Danger, there’s now a blog fed by Dangers at hiptop.bedope.com: mobile blogging complete with photos, live, from the world.
Attention Howard Rheingold. A mob is forming.
This is a glance of the future.
Now this is just what all such interactive media are in infancy: the gee-whiz-I-have-nothing-to-say-but-I’ll-say-it-anyway-because-this-is-so-frigging-cool content we saw on the first usenet posts, web pages, and forum posts.
But this will evolve.
I often wonder what it would have been like on September 11 if I had had a digital camera with me that was connected to the world. The images you saw of the attacks on the World Trade Center were from afar: telephoto lenses way uptown or helicopters above.
Mobile connectivity would have given you news and photos and reactions from the site, complete with fear and danger: a new reality, a new news.
News will change this way, bit by bit, byte by byte.