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The Use of Mobile Social Presence
October-December 2009 (vol. 8 no. 4)
pp. 35-41
Frank Bentley, Motorola Social Media Research Lab
Crysta J. Metcalf, Motorola Social Media Research Lab
Two studies on the current practice of mobile context sharing and three field studies on the use of mobile context and media-sharing applications explore how people share experiences using a mobile phone and how automated context sharing in mobile environments affects communication, creating rich, new experiences and increasing feelings of social presence.

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Index Terms:
mobile, presence, social media, music, location, photo sharing, awareness, microcoordination, communication, human-centered computing
Frank Bentley, Crysta J. Metcalf, "The Use of Mobile Social Presence," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 35-41, Oct.-Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2009.83
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