The Mobile Connection: The Cell Phone's Impact on Society, 3/e

Rich Ling

  • 出版商: Morgan Kaufmann
  • 出版日期: 2004-06-01
  • 定價: $1,150
  • 售價: 0.9$99
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 244
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1558609369
  • ISBN-13: 9781558609365

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Has the cell phone forever changed the way people communicate? The mobile phone is used for “real time” coordination while on the run, adolescents use it to manage their freedom, and teens “text” to each other day and night. The mobile phone is more than a simple technical innovation or social fad, more than just an intrusion on polite society. This book, based on world-wide research involving tens of thousands of interviews and contextual observations, looks into the impact of the phone on our daily lives. The mobile phone has fundamentally affected our accessibility, safety and security, coordination of social and business activities, and use of public places.

Based on research conducted in dozens of countries, this insightful and entertaining book examines the once unexpected interaction between humans and cell phones, and between humans, period. The compelling discussion and projections about the future of the telephone should give designers everywhere a more informed practice and process, and provide researchers with new ideas to last years


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Making Sense of Mobile Telephone Adoption
Chapter 3: Safety and Security
Chapter 4: The Coordination of Everyday Life
Chapter 5: The Mobile Telephone and Teens
Chapter 6: The Intrusive Nature of Mobile Telephony
Chapter 7: Texting and the Growth of Asynchronous Discourse
Chapter 8: Conclusion: The Significance of Osborne's Prognosis
Appendix: Data Sources Used in the Analysis of Mobile Telephony