Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-25
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On a website, a weblog (short form: „blog") is some kind of personal journal that is frequently updated with new information about a particular subject or range of subjects. The information can be written by the site owner or it can be contributed by users and is intended for general public consumption. The simplicity and immediacy of blogs has made them very popular. In gerneral, a web browser is needed to post blogs. This makes it difficult for people who want to update their blog and do not have access to a personal computer with an internet connection. Up to now, it is in some cases possible to post blogs by using SMS (Short Message Service) or MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service). Another way to post blogs is to use audio posts using a phone. The user calls a number and records a post. His blog is then updated with the recorded audio entry. Push-to-blog solves this problem since it allows a user to update his blogs using the PoC (Push-to-blog Over Cellular) service of a mobile phone. The PoC service is a half-duplex communication service that works as a „walkie-talkie" service for groups. From his specific mobile phone, a user of the PoC service can select a conversation partner or a conversation group, simply push a specific PoC button and then talk. The Push-to-blog server is a particular automated PoC user that records the user's voice message and posts it to his blog, optionally along with a transformation of the spoken words into written text.