Theories of the Mobile Internet

Theories of the Mobile Internet

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This volume proposes the mobile Internet is best understood as a socio-technical qassemblageq of objects, practices, symbolic representations, experiences and affects. Authors from a variety of disciplines discuss practices mediated through mobile communication, including current phone and tablet devices. The converging concepts of Materialities (ranging from the political economy of communication to physical devices) and Imaginaries (including cultural values, desires and perceptions) are touchstones for each of the chapters in the book.Ita#39;s a fragment that is no longer a part but a new, smaller whole or unit, complete by itself. ... the iPhone and the slogan a€œTherea#39;s an app for that, a€ which was used in 2008 for the iPhone 3G and the launch of Applea#39;s App Store. ... Apple changed the playing field when it not only released the iOS software development kit so that third-party developers could ... features of the marketa€”developer, consumer, operating system, device manufacturer, service provider, analytics and store itself .

Title:Theories of the Mobile Internet
Author: Andrew Herman, Jan Hadlaw, Thom Swiss
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-11-27

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