Geolocation and Video Ethnography: Capturing Mobile Internet used by a Commuter

The common characteristic of Information and Communication Technology is that of being highly portable. Nevertheless, the dependence on the telecommunication operator's network and current communications infrastructures exert specific constraints on the mobile Internet user. The authors present the results of a study of the interactional complexities of a commuter reading WAP enabled devices. The WAP user is observed ethnographically and filmed while cell phone identification periodically gives information about the interviewee's physical location, indicating where and when the usability of a WAP device becomes difficult. In which way do communication and transport infrastructures intersect and how do people negotiate this intersection?

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  • Accession Number: 01105151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2008 1:30PM