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Photoblogs - The New Paradigm for Photo Sharing

  • ID: 53639
  • Report
  • September 2003
  • Region: Global
  • 40 Pages
  • Future Image Inc
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The report takes an in depth look at geometric growth of photoblogging, a new form of web-based photo sharing that has seen 10X month over month growth in content and users since the Spring of 2003. Based on extensive research of blogging and photoblogging services, technologies and applications, the report examines how photoblogs are changing the way digital photos are used and shared on the web, the role of key players already entering the segment such as AOL and Google, and the implications for various sectors of the imaging industry.

It includes:

- Definitions of blogs, photoblogs, moblogs, their core architecture features and how they differ from photo sharing web sites in both requirements and user experience

- Profiles of the top ten vendors providing photoblogging software and hosting services

- An inn-depth review of AOL's new entry into the photoblogging market, Journals, and its integration with You've Got Pictures

- A discussion of market segmentation and top applications for photoblogging

- A review of the opportunities raised by photoblogging for vendors of:

Image capture devices -digital cameras and camera-phones

Desktop imaging software

Imaging infrastructure products such as storage, DRM, content screening, etc.

Mobile photo messaging software

Stock photography

Online photo sharing/printing services

- An examination of the potential impact photoblogs will have on photo printing

- A primer on RSS technology

A listing of 18 vendors of software & services
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About the Author,About Future Image
Executive Summary
Part 1 -Technologies
b.Blog Basics
c.Photoblog/Moblog Basics

Part 2 -Photoblogs vs.Online Photo Services

Part 3 -The Vendors
b.Business Models
c.Key Player Profiles
a.Spotlight Review:AOL Journals
3.Google ’s Blogger
7.Six Apart
a.Spotlight Review:Type Pad

Part 4 -Markets &Opportunities
b.Monetizing Photoblogging
c.Photoblogs and Hard Copy Printing

Part 5 -Conclusions &Outlook

Part 6 - Appendices
Appendix A -RSS Technical Primer
Appendix B -Complete vendors listings
Appendix C -Links &Resources

Figure 1:Blogs are getting media attention
Figure 2:Growth of Fotolog.net in photos published
Figure 3:Text-oriented Blog
Figure 4:Screen shots from popular photoblogging services
Figure 5:Blog building blocks
Figure 6:Basic blog authoring
Figure 7:Blogging framework
Figure 8:Photoblog elements
Figure 9:Photoblog types
Figure 10:RSS feed of photos from the CoffeeGeek photoblog as seen in Radio Userland ’s news reader
Figure 11:Online Photo Services vs.Photoblogs
Figure 12:Differences in User experience between Online Photo Services and Photoblogs (table)
Figure 13:Blogging Software and Services Segmentation
Figure 14:AOL Journals with photo album post
Figure 15:AOL Journals ’Picture Transfer Tool
Figure 16:AOL Journals ’Album View
Figure 17:Weblog built with TypePad
Figure 18:TypePad Album authorizing view with picture detail
Figure 19:TypePad published album view
Figure 20:Primary Blog Applications Segments
Figure 21:Blog Author/Usage Segmentation (table)
Figure 22:RSS How it Works
Figure 23:Display from Radio Userland ’s integrated news reader
Figure 24:DP Review Headlines in Radio ’s News Reader
Figure 25:DP Review Review Nikon Coolpix article in Radio Editor
Figure 26:DP Review post with comments in published weblog
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