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Mobile Social Software: Facilitating Serendipity or Encouraging Homogeneity?
July-September 2007 (vol. 6 no. 3)
pp. 46-51
Jennifer Thom-Santelli, Cornell University, HCI Group, and CEmCom
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.
Index Terms:
H.5.3 Group and Organization Interfaces
Citation:
Jennifer Thom-Santelli, "Mobile Social Software: Facilitating Serendipity or Encouraging Homogeneity?," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 46-51, July-Sept. 2007, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2007.60
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