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Email’s New Freight – Posting to Social Sites


This post is a test of something I have not yet tried with wordpress.com: posting by email. It’s meant to be mostly an experiment.

But it’s also a realization that in a mobile world, email has a new found importance. Delivering social content payloads.

In a separate effort, I’m trying to get things done (GTD!) with my iPad versus my laptop. I’m curious how much one can get done.

One thing I want to do is to write a blog post. Surprisingly difficult! WordPress.com doesn’t fully function on Safari (where is that scroll bar to get to the bottom of my post???), and the wordpress iPad (er…iPhone) app is pretty poor. No surprise it only has 2 stars.

However, there is post by email. And to get a photo “out there” to Flickr, you can email it. Who knew? Mobile drives email

One final test. I’m pasting some embed code below. If wordpress accepts it, you’ll see a cool pic from Flickr. If wordpress doesn’t recognize it, you’ll see a bunch of funky code.

Driving Wheels of the Frisco 4500

Sent from my iPad

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Senior Consultant for HYPE Innovation (hypeinnovation.com)

5 Responses to Email’s New Freight – Posting to Social Sites

  1. Rick Ladd says:

    It worked most excellently. Nice pic. About the only thing I like better than standing next to a locomotive when it’s straining to overcome the inertia of a big line of cars is standing at the end of the runway at LAX as big jets come in to land. BTW – The description of the photo came through in the email I received, though I don’t see it here.

    • Good to know! Thanks Rick.

  2. schultzter says:

    I’ve tried posting by e-mail using a few services, the one I’ve had the most luck with is Tumblr. Blogger/BlogSpot, Posterous, and others don’t seem to be as smart – the problem is my provider likes to tack-on their advertising and make my e-mail look “prettier” but so far Tumblr has always managed to strip that off. I’m not sure I tried my wordpress.com account though.

    • I use posterous as well, but never email a post. This is my first effort with wordpress.com. If I want to blog from my iPad, email is really the best way.

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