The gift of the gab?:A design oriented sociology of young people's use of mobiles

Taylor, A.S. and Harper, R. (2003) The gift of the gab?:A design oriented sociology of young people's use of mobiles. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 12 (3). pp. 267-296. ISSN 0925-9724

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Abstract

This paper reports ethnographically informed observations of the use of mobile phones and text messaging services amongst young people. It offers a sociological explanation for the popularity of text messaging and for the sharing of mobile phones between co-proximate persons. Specifically, it reveals that young people use mobile phone content and the phones themselves to participate in the practices of gift exchange. By viewing mobile phone use in this way, the paper suggests a number of possibilities for future phone-based applications and supporting hardware.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1700
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 125889
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2018 13:38
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2019 08:35
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/125889

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