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Mobile Communities and the "Generation that Beeps and Hums"

Mobile Communities and the "Generation that Beeps and Hums"
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Author(s): Marian Quigley (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 2
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch137
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


A number of recent studies have shown that Australian youth, like their European counterparts, are utilising mobile phones – alone or in combination with the Internet - to develop and maintain new mobile youth communities. This can be seen not only as a lifestyle adaptation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) but also in response to the feelings of insecurity and lack of identity brought about by the erosion of traditional ‘places’- the home, family and community – an erosion which is occurring partly as a result of unprecedented rapid technological development.

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