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Shozu

Publish your multimedia content on the internet directly from your mobile phone.

Who's it for: Shozu is designed for individual users but could be used by an organisation wishing to keep their blog updated with dynamic updates from events.

Using mobiles to update blogs and websites

You can use your mobile phone to update your organisation's blog or website.

There is enormous potential in using mobile phones to update blogs and websites; unfortunately it is still fairly challenging to do although this is likely to change in the next few years.

Issues & problems

  • It is still difficult to transmit content directly from your mobile phone to your blog or website and in order to do this you may have to pay to sign up with a proprietary service provider, which may require you to send multimedia messages via an overseas phone number.
  • The quality of video images captured on mobile phones is poor, and unsuitable for most uses unless your organisation is prepared to invest heavily in a top end mobile phone, or you really can use the most rudimentary moving images or sounds.

People's media in advocacy work

Why use mobile phones for people's media?

Many mobile phones can document events in photos, sound recordings and even video images. These recordings can help your work a great deal.

People's media

People's media means ordinary individuals and groups using media technology to create and disseminate content; this can be anything from images from demonstrations to reports on human rights abuses. In advocacy work this means that individuals and organisations are able to collect and spread information and reports about things that matter to them.

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