Smartphones are now able to sense, process, transmit and display information. This has had an important influence on how various research domains can continue to utilise this technology to expand their studies. 485 more words
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In today’s globally-connected world, we are social actors with individual motivations, interests, practices, values that influence how and why we use technology. Though constrained and enabled by the social institutions in which these devices are embedded, we have individual agency that both shapes those institutions and influences our adoption and use of technology.
"Neverland" or "networked publics"? : A review of "It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens"
A few months ago, I started collecting data for my Ph.D dissertation. Since I study interpersonal and group behavior in multiplayer online games, I got quite involved in the online forums of my studied game. 965 more words
“The Interdisciplinary study of design uses and consequences of information technologies that takes into account their interaction with institutional and cultural contexts” (Kling, 1999).
Social Informatics is the relationship between technology and our everyday lives, or the social aspects of mechanization. 422 more words