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Title: Shibuya Crossing
Abstract or Excerpt: The Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan has the highest mobile phone density in the world. On weekdays average 190,000 and on weekends average 250,000 people pass this crossing per day (Source: CCC, Tsutaya), around 1500 people traverse at each light change, while 80% of them carry a mobile phone.

Title: Mobile But Without Direction
Author: Karlin Lillington
Publication: Wired News
Publication Date: 9/21/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: All the predictions are relentlessly upbeat for mobile commerce, or m-commerce.

Title: Tools for Thought
Author: Howard Rheingold
Publication: New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985

Title: The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier
Author: Howard Rheingold
Publication: Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1993

Title: Text Messaging Becomes a Menace in the Philippines
Author: Arturo Bariuad
Publication: The Straits Times, Philippines Bureau
Publication Date: 3/3/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Text messaging becomes a menace in the Philippines.
Subjects: Activism, Cooperation, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: messaging, texters, Philippines, Estrada, Manila

Title: Dialing for Dollars
Author: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen
Publication: Time Magazine, June 4, 2001, Vol.157 No.22
Publication Date: 6/4/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Cash is so pass´┐Ż. Charge cards? Totally retro. Coming soon: a swipe of an e-money cell phone will let you shop 'til your battery dies.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Japan, Mobile Phones, Ubiquitous Computing
Keywords: Tokyo, Pervasive Computing, Starbucks, charge cards, e-money cell phone, digital cash card, The Edy

Title: Japan's Lonely Hearts Find Each Other With 'Lovegety'
Publication Date: 6/7/1998

Title: You Got the Power
Author: Howard Rheingold
Publication: Wired 8.08
Publication Date: 8/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: Nelson Minar isn't afraid to think big. The CTO of San Francisco-based Popular Power has a dream of linking millions of otherwise idle PCs worldwide to perform monumental computations, building a supercomputer out of unemployed resources.

Title: "Space, Time and Communications: A Tribute to Harold Innis," in Communication as Culture
Author: J. Carey
Publication: New York: Routledge, 1989

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