YouTube Goes Mobile

It was only a matter of time and now it's happened. YouTube kicked off a service today that lets people upload videos from their phones and PDAs.

It was only a matter of time and now it's happened. YouTube kicked off a service today that lets people upload videos from their phones and PDAs. Everyone keeps touting TV on the phones. But why stick with the passive applications? People use phones as totems of their lives. They want to capture their lives using them. This lets them do it.

Uploading requires
"--A mobile device that can take video and send Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messages, a technology that allows people to create, send and receive text messages that also include an image, audio and/or video clip;

--Internet access or a data plan from a service provider. YouTube currently supports uploads from the Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon wireless networks; and

--A YouTube member account"

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