Welcome to the 106th edition of carnival of the mobilists!
Sit comfortably and get ready for a blast of the best mobile writing of the week :)
Let's start with my pick for the best post of the week:
Ajit Jaokar of Open Gardens asks us will P2P IMS applications take off or will there be only Web applications? Very interesting food for thought and some questions for you at the end of the post.
The M Generation
Starting up a new year, two bloggers focused on the M generation; Paul Ruppert from Mobile Point View analyzes today's teens who "socialize from the confines of their bedrooms".
James Whatley from SMS Text News invites us to think about the children of tomorrow; they will probably ask: “Hey Ma, why didn’t you keep a blog?”
Howard Rheingold of SmartMobs reccomends on a forthcoming book by Rich Ling called "New Tech, New Ties", and is "the best book so far about the social effects of the mobile phone, in the context of sociology and social capital theory (and is very well written, as well)".
Jim Durbin from Situational Marketing shares his thoughts about the mobile web and asks if it is a thing of the past.
And on the same subject, Dean Bubley from Dean Bubley's Disruptive Wireless lists what needs to happen in order that 3G-embedded PCs might become popular.
Mobile Apps and Handsets
Dennis from the Wap Review took Yahoo! Go 3.0 and the revamped Yahoo mobile portal, both of which are completely widget based, for a test drive.
Vero Pepperrell from Taptology brings 8 recommendations of 8 great ways to show your mobile phone some love in 2008 .
Well, that concludes this edition. But, bofore you leave, an announcement from Rudy:
Rudy will announce during next week another MobileMonday Peer Awards that we'll be hosting during the Mobile World Congress at Espacio Movistar on February 11 and he's organizing a Mobile Jam Session together with Caroline Lewko (from Wireless Industry Partnership), a day barcamp/workshop for mobile developers on Tuesday 12, all websites to be launched during next week. Also you're invited to the MobileSunday Barcelona. Stay tuned @ mTrends.
Have a great week and hope to catch up next week at Mobhappy :)