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Neutral :Rheingold (2002) – there are 2 possible version of the future. 1. in which we’ll be smart, self-organizing citizens and consumers 2. we re passive participants a.k.a universal surveillance economy
Socy20241 new media presentation mobile media
MOBILE PHONE USE AS MEDIA
YUSRI YUSOF (8969257)
ISMAH ISMAIL (8957910)
• Brief Introduction
• Case study: The mobile phone use as media
• Real life examples
EVOLUTION ON MOBILE PHONES
THE MOBILE PHONE AS MEDIA
The ability to ‘synchronize everyday
life’ (Ling, 2001).
‘Once they [3G mobiles] have lost the
last image that conceptually linked
them to their original function, it is
obvious that their value will also
become more abstract and further
removed from the function for which
they were intended’ (Strocchi, 2003).
The ‘scope for interactivity and user
markedly increased (Flew, 2002).
Represented social status & selfconstruction (Poster, 2004).
‘longing for fulfilment in apocalypse’
(Milojevic, 2001; Inayatullah, 2001).
Edwards, 2000; Kimata, 2003).
THE MOBILE PHONE AS MEDIA
How mobile life impact our life
• Deaf community
• Plant (2003)
• Geser (2003)
• Geser (2003)
• McKean (2004)
• Rheingold (2002)
• Tremlett (2004)
• Fortunati (2000)
• Ling (2001)
Geser (2003) identifies the mobile’s capacity to ‘weaken the
control of formal institutions over their member’s behaviour’ as
they are able to interrupt or alternate their roles ‘anywhere,
McKean (2004) speculates as to whether 3G phones will increase
the networking capabilities of criminals and paedophiles in
Rheingold’s (2002) ‘smart mobs’, which he defines as any group
that uses mobile communications to organize collective action.
Tremlett (2004) The 2004 Madrid train bombings were attributable to
mobile phones being used as detonators, with the retailers of one phone
in an unexploded package being arrested shortly after the event.
Fortunati’s (2000) concept of ‘nomadic intimacy’ expresses how the
mobile makes it possible for us to remain inserted in personal networks
while travelling, but at the cost of ‘directly experiencing everything the
social space can offer’.
Ling (2001) describes the disturbance of the public sphere (forced
eavesdropping) as ‘balkanisation’ of space.
The deaf community now has a level playing field with the hearing
SMS represents the first communication technology that has
broken down the barriers between deaf and hearing individuals’.
Plant (2003) notes how mobiles allow for increasingly efficient
response and organization by groups to marshal political
Geser (2003) …able to blend home, leisure and work more easily,
Examples of How Mobile Phone
Impact Our Daily Life
• Mobile phone plays major role in human
• Mobile phone have both positive and
negative implications – however it
depends on the users/situation.
• Mobile phone act as a mediator that
transformed the media industry in this
era thus shifting from the traditional
media to social media and from print
industry to electronic format.
E Siapera 2012 Chapter 8 Understanding New Media. Sage.
Gordon J., 2002 The mobile phone: an artefact of popular culture and a tool of the public sphere.
Convergence: The international journal of research into new media technologies 8 15-26
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