Consumer Electronics Association: Camera Phone Code of Conduct
- Camera phones should not be used where photographic equipment is typically banned, for example: museums, movie theaters, and live performances. Users should look for signs posted in public places. which indicate whether photographic equipment is banned.
- Camera phones should not be used in public areas considered 'private' by those who use them, for example: bathrooms, changing rooms, and gym locker rooms.
- Camera phones should not be used without authorization to record and/or transfer confidential information. This may apply within a corporate, government or educational environment.
- Camera phones should not be used to take photos of individuals without their knowledge and consent.
- Discretion is advised when using your camera phone to take photos of individuals under the age of 18.
- Safety is paramount when operating a motor vehicle. Users should refrain from using the camera or video function of a wireless phone when driving.
- Camera phone users should always respect the privacy of others. Photography of individuals without their consent, when and where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy, may be prohibited by law.
Rocketboom and Slashdot Naysayers
The Slashdot naysayers, particularly as embodied by Chris Wiegel, got me all fired up. For the moment, the quality of rocketboom's vlog (another vote for the word "vlog") is causing me to give up hope of ever becoming a real videoblogger.
They set the bar very high with incredible production values: both video and web. They embody many of the things we've been saying on the videoblogging list. When I recover from the shock, I'll make a long list of everything they are doing right. One critique, though: It seems to not have the individual voice or voices that we have come to value in the blogosphere. I'd like to see Josh Kinsberg and Andrew Baron on camera (hopefully not being arrested), at least a little. It would also be nice to see Amanda Congdon relax and be herself from time to time.
Site that tracks Cease and Desist Notices
Jay Dedman at BloggerCon
(This was my demo of moblogging for Jay. I added the text later from my computer.)
Oustanding videoblog-like submission for INdtv
Frances Cherman at Lulu Carpenter's
Tonight, I ran into Frances Cherman at LuLu Carpenter's.
First Post-Election Political Videoblog.
Election is Over
I had previously said that I hope whoever wins, wins by a significant margin. The margin wasn't big enough to eliminate all questions about vote counting, but it could have been much worse. In the U.S. there is no excuse for an election system that can't compute accurate results within hours of the polls closing. It is in the interest of all Americans to insist upon a better process, and to make sure that any computer technology used in the process has been checked, double-checked, and leaves a verifiable paper trail. We need to pay attention to this over the next four years and hold people accountable.