I took a cue from Mike Stopforth and had a look at two interesting and similar mobile services: ShoZu and Nakama. These interestingly named services facilitate the publication of photos and videos from your mobile device to public services like Flickr, YouTube and to various blogging platforms like WordPress, TypePad and Blogger. To put it another way, these two services enable you to publish your content which you have created using a mobile phone, for example, to your preferred photo and video sharing site for all to see. It is another step towards more meaningful mobile blogging and publishing.
Why would you do such a thing? Well consider the emergence of a new generation of powerful mobile devices like the upcoming Nokia N95 which typically have powerful digital cameras which you can use to capture still photos and video and high speed connectivity options like 3G, HSDPA and WiFi. This combination means that mobile devices can become pretty effective personal content publishing tools. The applications could be personal (you may see something that interests you and want to post it to your blog, photo or video sharing site) or professional. The point is that it is becoming easier and easier to publish your content from your mobile device and these two services help make that much easier.
Content that you publish is visible on the Nakama site, which acts as an aggregator of content that is published through it to your preferred service or blog. This content is searchable and you can create communities of friends on the site itself. Even if you would prefer not to use the site as a community its primary purpose is to facilitate the publication of your content.
Aside from ShoZu and Nakam, you can also publish your content to services like Flickr and YouTube directly. Many of these services enable you to publish content to them directly using an individualised email address which you can use to send content by mms or email. The newer N-series Nokia phones also come with built in conduits for Flickr so there is increasing integration with new devices which makes it even easier to publish your mobile content.