“没有它,就似没了自己手臂。”

【“没有它,就似没了自己手臂。”】研究者对3大洲8所高校793名学生做了24小时的手机使用跟踪调查,发现年轻人通过使用社交网络应用从而成为系于手机的一代,已越来越难以区分这些“口袋”里的关系与那些身体周遭的关系,既将手机用来沟通日常信息,亦从中体验到系于手机的归属感和社会融入感。

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【文章全文】A tethered generation: Exploring the role of mobile phones in the daily life of young people

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Abstract

The increasing global ubiquity of mobile phones has called into question their efficacy as dynamic tools for engagement and participation in daily life. While there is little argument in their growth as primary communication tools, scholars have actively debated their role as conduits for dynamic and diverse, information flow. This study explores how an international cohort of university students uses mobile phones for daily communication and information needs. In spring 2012, 793 students from 8 universities on 3 continents participated in a 24-hour mobile tracking exercise and reflection to answer the questions: How are college students using mobile phones for daily communication and information needs? and, how do college students perceive of the role of mobile phones for communication and information needs in their daily lives? The findings point to a population tethered to their mobile devices primarily through social networking apps, to the extent that they find it increasingly difficult to distinguish relationships that exist in their pockets from those that exist in their physical surroundings. While the participants acknowledged the diverse and participatory capacity of mobile devices, their dependence on the phone for connecting to peers left them skeptical of the phone’s efficacy for productive connectivity, vibrant communication, and diverse information consumption in daily life. The study concludes with suggestions for more inclusive and active engagement in the dynamic potential of phones that are not necessitated by a response to large-scale political or civil injustices.

Keywords

Civic engagement, global media, media literacy, mobile phones, participatory culture

 

In the fall of 2011, a mobile information tracking form was designed to gather detailed data on what students did with their mobile phones over a 24-hour period. The datatracking instrument was concerned primarily with communication and information exchange through the mobile phone.

 

Their perceptions of mobile phone use highlight the tension between mobile phones as facilitators of daily information and communication, and at the same time a tethered sense of belonging and social inclusion.

 

【文章作者】Paul Mihailidis

【文章来源】Mobile Media & Communication

【文章链接】http://mmc.sagepub.com/content/2/1/58


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