I remember when a 'community' was a group of people living in the same neighbourhood who would hang out together, organise street parties, set up sports teams and generally have fun together. Now the definition of a community seems to be reserved for a whole bunch of people who have never met exchanging pointless tittle-tattle over the Internet.
I'm no cynic though, and I feel that online communities can enrich our daily lives if used in moderation. iMobicue is a new take on the community/social networking phenomenon, allowing you to share video, text and photos via your cellphone as well as chatting through MSN and Yahoo! through voice or text messaging.
The best thing about iMobiecue is that it 's free of charge. The set-up procedure is a pretty simple one, aided by a series of wizards that explain precisely what the data you're entering will be used for.
Once installed, there's loads you can do via the software, basically opening up the contents of your mobile to be viewed by anyone. As such, people will be able to browse your photo albums, video collections and messages. Of course, you can define what you want people to see and who you want to see it, making for an interesting way of keeping people who don't live near you up-to-date with what you're up to these days.
Viewing other people's photos and videos can be a slow process, but thanks to the inclusion of MSN and Yahoo! messaging features, you can chat away while you're waiting. At present the Mobicue community is pretty small, but if more people warm to the idea of a mobile Facebook-cum-Twitter-cum-Messenger service, this could become a whole new way of making new friends and staying in touch on the move.
Give it a try and see how you get on, but don't neglect your neighbours!