Real-time Photoblogging with OurDoings and Dropbox
(Bruce Lewis) Sometimes it's fun to share a photo of where you are right now. Of course, out of consideration for the people you're sending the photo to, you want to explain what's going on. You start typing on your phone. Now you're showing a little less consideration for the people you're with. It's OK, but not ideal.
The ideal is achievable, though. One approach is to compose an email to OurDoings before the event you plan on live-photoblogging, and save the message as a draft. Later, when you're at the event, you open the draft, attach the picture, and send.
But there's an even faster way. If you've already created a Dropbox shared folder and shared it with email@example.com, create a subfolder for the event with the title you want people to see, e.g. "Lunch with Robert Scoble". On your phone, navigate your Dropbox app to that folder. Later, when you're having lunch, you'll be ready to upload a photo in seconds, hardly interrupting the conversation at all. You'll be live-photoblogging like a professional.
If you've set up FriendFeed on your Site Integration page, your doings can zip off to FriendFeed, Twitter and Facebook while you're still talking. It's fun. Try it!