Mobile YouTube Citizen News Network

Verizon Wireless has launched a service for its customers allowing instant, wireless, video uploads from your mobile phone to YouTube, Mashable reports.

Such an ability would allow customers to record video anywhere, like at concerts or political rallies, and have that clip reach millions of YouTube.com users (not only on computers but also from Apple TVs or iPhones) in the span of a few minutes.

Aside from what I alluded to earlier (watching on YouTube my favorite band play their new song would be sweet), there is another great use for this technology.

A group of citizen journalists should assemble and do some live reporting from around a city. People should be able to submit their videos to one channel that residents of the city can subscribe to. Imagine a bystander at a crime scene records a video and that clip is posted a few minutes after the event occurs.

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