The top 5 most common problems with mobile journalism

Posted: March 15, 2011 by jbro88 in Opinion
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By Joe Brothwell

I’ve dusted off my investigative hat, and asked City University MA Journalism what problems they have with using their mobile devices.

1)INTERNET CONNECTION

Andrew Tweddle

IT'S ANDREW TWEDDLE

Drew Tweddle of Infographics for Dummies said: “I often update my twitter when I’m on the train on my iPhone, but when I go through a tunnel or underground I lose connection which is frustrating. When I want to tweet, I want to tweet.”

IT'S HELENA LEE

2) SMALL KEYPADS

Helena Lee of iVideocracy said: “I mainly use my mobile device for taking photos to post on twitter. The problem arises when I’m writing the caption – which I often do in haste – as the keypad is too small so I often misspell basic words.”

3)BREAK IN TWITTER FEED

IT'S HARRIET THURLEY

Harriet Thurley of Dressing Up Data said: “Sometimes, If I haven’t been on Twitter for a while and I log on there will be a break in the twitter feed. This means I can only read the last few hours of tweets!”

4)IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE

IT'S HALF OF KATY BALLS

Katy Balls of Managing Communities said: “When I had my mobile device, which is now broken, I would often try to update my blog but it would charge me £5! It meant I had to wait til I got home before I could update.”

5)IT CRASHES HALF WAY THROUGH AN UPDATE

IT'S CLARE CONWAY

Clare Conway from this very blog said: “I’ve often got half way through a blog post then the screen will freeze and I’ll loose all my words. It so annoying! Also the battery life seems to run down too quickly when I’m online.”

Wise, wise words from future journos there.

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