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Why blog? Hello crowdsource, friends & lazy web: answers on a Tweet

I am writing a series of pages about blogging for http://brookesblogs.net.

The audience is

  1. Teachers of undergraduates,
  2. Undergraduates at Oxford Brookes
  3. Other students and staff who might use the service,
  4. Other stakeholders and policy makers

The first wave of university blogging services has long since flowed. The BBC covered it in 2005 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4194669.stm)

The list below is only a quick sample of some of the more significant, or visible of UK universities’ blogging services or directories.
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Posterous has closed the camera, phone, Flickr loop for me

I was mildly annoyed (a usual state for me) a year or three ago when Ericsson bundled Blogger in the firmware of their good camera phones. I didn’t want to set up a Blogger ID, all I wanted to do was post to Flickr. For a while I tried to use Shozu (http://www.shozu.com/portal/index.do), but its Java applet crashed my phone. Repeatedly. I expect things are better these days. Now, of course, Flickr has email uploader addresses and phones pretty much come with mail accounts nnn@telco.com but I never really got my head around them. Then, I stumbled on Posterous via Iain Dodsworth’s TweetDeck blog (http://tweetdeck.posterous.com/). Posterous has about the easiest sign-up facility of any site, ever, and an “autopost to everywhere” service (http://posterous.com/autopost) that lets you send mails to e.g. flickr@posterous.com. So, I activated my dormant 3-mail account told posterous that it was mine and, snap. Take a pic and email to flickr@posterous.com. It just works. I like services like that. My posterous is here.

Posted via email from George’s posterous