Neat uses of the mobile web by media outlets?
May 29, 2008 1:20 PM Subscribe
What are some unique uses of the mobile web by television networks/individual shows, magazines and newspapers?
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I'm (reluctantly) working on a research project about possible future uses of the mobile web, SMS and mobile audio/video by a TV show. The show focuses on political issues, entertainment and current events, not breaking news. For various reasons, I don't want to get too specific. However, I've never used the mobile web and don't see the appeal to this, so I'm kind of lost.
I know this is vague, but I'm looking for something beyond the standard list of links, video highlights and SMS alerts. After sifting through 25-30 news sites, I'm not finding a lot beyond that.
I have a fair amount of ideas about possible features already: episode guides and schedules, podcasts, video highlights and full episodes, customizable reminders, polls and occasional special promotions. However, they're all sort of .. meh.
If you use the internet on your cell phone/PDA/whatever, what media outlets (beyond breaking news sites) stand out to you? Why? What do you wish you could see? Bonus if anything is at least vaguely interactive. Feel free to mention features that aren't necessarily applicable to a TV show format.