I’ve been thinking about photos taken with mobile phones. Some users don’t know how to get them off the phone so they just use it as a storage (and “look at this”) device. Others email the photos to friends. And very few (I’m guessing here) publish their photos to an online site like flickr or Photobucket.
I didn’t think I’d take many photos with the iPhone. I almost always have a better camera with me and posting images here or on flickr is pretty easy. But not as easy as with the iPhone.
I haven’t posted many iPhone pix to my flickr account and only have about 40 in a Mobile Me gallery (Mobile Me is both Mac and PC, I think). But these pix are more of a gestalt view of my life than my flickr photostream.
And Twitter adds still another dimension. And video is on the way.
I don’t really have any conclusions about this. I’m just learning how the device, in conjunction with an ever more social web, make it so much more than a phone.
I’d be interested in hearing from others on this topic. Not just iPhone users but anyone with camera-enabled phone. Or anyone else, for that matter.
Back with one final thought…
BlackBerry users. They love their device, too. But –it seems to me– in a different way. I’ve never owned one but it seems to be more of an email (and, increasingly, a Twitter) thing. It’s about getting the job done. Staying in touch. I don’t get the sense they’re having as much fun as iPhone’rs.
Not sure I know any CrackBerry adicts who have switched to iPhone. If you have, I’d love to hear your thoughts.