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Predicting collective knowledge production

A blog post about predicting collective knowledge production Thinking back 15 years it was nearly impossible to imagine that most people’s daily routines would include the production and sharing of pictures, videos and texts.  As a researcher who was already observing emerging digital practices in those years, I have to confess that I was blind to the potential … Continue reading

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Average length of local calls is 2 mins in USA

According to the CTIA’s semi annual wireless industry survey, in the USA the average length of a local call is2minutes and 3 seconds. It has gone down each year. In 2005 the average length was 3 minutes and 6 seconds.  Roaming calls however are stable above 3 minutes and 30 seconds.  via textually.org It is always important to remember … Continue reading

Mobile emotions

A survey done by Right Mobile Phone a UK online mobile phone retailer of 3138 British users found again the importance of keeping close to the people they love: 78% of people tell someone they love them using a mobile on a daily basis 82% of people love to hear from their partners or people … Continue reading

Map of Social Networks in Asia

Thomas Crampton presents this interesting map of the dominant social networking services in Asia produced by Ogilvy. What is most striking is the diversity. It confirms the view that most people use social networking to stay in touch with close friends, not to span the world. Interestingly people who migrate or have transnational families seem to … Continue reading

Multiple channel use in Korea

Great paper on how different channels are being used in Korea   Kim, H., Kim, G. J., Park, H. W., & Rice, R. E. (2007). Configurations of relationships in different media: FtF, email, instant messenger, mobile phone, and SMS. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(4), article 3. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue4/kim.html Kim, H., Kim, G. J., Park, H. W., & Rice, R. … Continue reading

Only 2% of work related calls intrude on private time

Professor Bittman and co-researcher Judith Brown, from the University of New England, and Judy Wajcman, from the London School of Economics, are conducting an ongoing study into how mobile phones have affected human interactions and phone etiquette. They analysed communication diaries of hundreds of people. Nearly two-thirds of all communications monitored were to family and … Continue reading

Blurring the lines between work and leisure

The extent of private communication from the workplace is well captured in some PEW statistics: more than half of employees who have access to email at work use it for personal messages on a daily basis. When it comes to personal devices such as mobile phones, blackberries 44% say that they use them solely for … Continue reading