Issue No.03 - July-September (2007 vol.6)
Jennifer Thom-Santelli , Cornell University, HCI Group, and CEmCom
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2007.60
Mobile social software is currently designed and conceived to afford serendipitous social interactions in densely populated urban environments. These systems create a homogeneous representation of the city by encouraging users to socialize more exclusively with those they already know and by privileging a type of urban experience based on consumption and entertainment. Several design strategies drawn from the arts might help these systems offer a more heterogeneous view of the city. This article is part of a special issue on Urban Computing.
H.5.3 Group and Organization Interfaces
Jennifer Thom-Santelli, "Mobile Social Software: Facilitating Serendipity or Encouraging Homogeneity?", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol.6, no. 3, pp. 46-51, July-September 2007, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2007.60