User-Generated Content Announcements This Week

There were several announcements this week concerning user-generated content, social and networking sites and moblogging tools. This is a symptom of the growing interest from companies in this type of content, following an idea that it’s a cheap and effective way to get people to use premium data services.
MiShow has launched as a biography service aimed at women. It’s based on the idea that people capture a lot of their lives on cameraphones, and want something to do with that…MiShow isn’t the first to try and grab that user segment. “MiShow enables users to capture life events in pictures, video, audio, or text and upload them via picture messaging, mobile browser, or e-mail, to pre-defined channels. Dynamic tagging helps users instantly enter rich contextual information such as location, activity, and cast. MiShow then automatically archives and integrates each event into the appropriate channels in time-linear order. Invited viewers, who are notified by e-mail when new events are uploaded, can watch the channels in real-time over the Web on a mobile phone or PC. Playback flows like a television show, automatically, in time sequence.”
Mobile Entertainment has a podcast of an interview with David Springall, CTO of YoSpace UK. Among other things he talks about the success of YoSpace’s mobile user-created video service, “Look at Me” currently running on O2 UK.
–Hubdog has launched a blogging service for Windows-based devices that “allows affiliate bloggers to create mobile versions of their blogs that are perfectly fit to Windows Mobile devices”. The software cache’s the blog to make sure the content is available offline, and allows readers to email interesting blog posts from their devices to their friends and contacts.
Saki Mobile has extended its service to the web, so people can use it on PCs.
Picturephoning has an interesting post up about someone who has posted video footage from a cameraphone about Israel’s bombing of Lebanon — Bloggingbeirut.
GigaOm writes about Veeker, which claims to be “creating a mobile and Internet-based experience surrounding the behavior patterns that will emerge as mobile video cameras become ubiquitous”.