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Title: Modern boys and mobile girls
Author: William Gibson
Publication: The Observer
Publication Date: 4/1/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Sci-fi author William Gibson contends that the future can be found in Japan. Why? Because the Japanese always seem to be ahead of the game, early adaptors, setters of trends. Why do all roads seem to lead to Japan? Gibson says it's "[b]ecause Japan is the global imagination's default setting for the future. The Japanese seem to the rest of us to live several measurable clicks down the time line. The Japanese are the ultimate Early Adaptors, and the sort of fiction I write behoves me to pay serious heed to that. If you believe, as I do, that all cultural change is essentially technologically driven, you pay attention to the Japanese. They've been doing it for more than a century now, and they really do have a head start on the rest of us, if only in terms of what we used to call 'future shock' (but which is now simply the one constant in all our lives).
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Japan, Mobile Phones, Ubiquitous Computing
Keywords: mobile, girls, Tokyo, portable, techno-marvel


Title: Net changing the ways young people connect
Author: Mary Anne Ostrom and Tracy Seipel
Publication: Mercury News
Publication Date: 6/20/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: It's the Instant Messaging generation. Pew study examines the ups and downs of growing up wired.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: teens, instant messaging, IM, Pew Internet, American Life Project


Title: Teenage Life Online: The rise of the instant-message generation and the Internet's impact on friendships and family relationships
Publication: Pew Internet & American Life Project
Publication Date: 6/20/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Teen use of the Internet
Subjects: Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: Teens, online teens, instant messaging, IM, teenagers


Title: DoCoMo's i-Mode Abroad?
Author: Fushi Tarazu
Publication: The Motley Fool
Publication Date: 12/11/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: Japan has at last begun to put its millions of Internet-ready mobile phones to good use. The next step is expansion abroad.
Subjects: Japan, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: i-mode, NTT DoCoMo, third-generation (3G)


Title: The Future of Location-Based Services
Publication: Accenture Technology Labs
Abstract or Excerpt: With a hand-held device incorporating the Accenture Location-Based Services application, the user is not only able to identify a desired location or service, but can also ask questions, retrieve answers or enter into live conversation with relevant parties.
Subjects: Handhelds, Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: location-based services, car, Interactive Map, Pervasive Computing


Title: The Survey Said: Text Messaging the Ultimate Flirting Tool
Publication: Orange Press Release
Publication Date: 3/26/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Text messaging may be the ultimate street language for today's teenagers, but many are using this new way of communicating as a way to combat nerves when embarking on new relationships according to a recent survey conducted by Orange. Over 30% of 16-18yr olds are sending an average of over 20 messages a week and many respondents are relying on texting to avoid those tricky face to face conversations.
Subjects: Handhelds, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: texting, teens, messaging, Orange, survey, teenagers, Orange out here, shyness


Title: Eurotechnology
Abstract or Excerpt: Eurotechnology is a Tokyo-based consulting firm working in several high-tech areas including i-mode. We have worked on a number of projects for one of Japan's largest corporations, building their strategy to enter Europe's Internet and e-commerce markets. Additionally, we are currently working with several European and US corporations entering the i-Mode market, both in hardware/software and services.
Subjects: Japan, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: i-Mode, texting, NTT-DoCoMo


Title: The Next Big Thing
Author: Tony Emerson
Publication: Newsweek, Inc.
Publication Date: 8/6/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: The Japanese mobile invasion of Europe is being prepared inside an anonymous office building in the workaday city of Dusseldorf, Germany. There, a team of 50 Germans, Dutch and Japanese are readying DoCoMo's i-mode Internet phone service for its European launch. The plan is to start up in Germany, then Belgium and Austria, followed by France and southern Europe before DoCoMo attempts to bring the world's first working Internet phone service to the United States and Asia. "I-mode is going to be a huge hit," predicts Thomas Fellger, a wireless consultant at MetaDesign of Berlin. "People are going to go crazy just for the handsets with their big color displays. The Europeans haven't seen anything like it."
Subjects: Japan, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: DoCoMo, i-mode,


Title: Location, Location, Location
Author: Patrick D. Lynch, John C. Beck, and Mitchell E. Wade
Publication: Accenture
Publication Date: 7/30/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: With wireless devices automatically tracking their user's position, many expect a windfall for marketers who can reach customers at just the right location to buy. But the risks could spell nightmare-for marketers, users, and wireless service providers. We identify five principles for experimenting that can help those involved sleep easier.
Subjects: Handhelds, Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Privacy, Reputation Systems, SMS, Ubiquitous Computing, Wireless
Keywords: Trusted infomediaries, location-specific marketing, 911, Orwellian Big Brother, wireless marketing messages, advertising, Telia's eStreet system, Spam


Title: Collaborative Use of Mobile Telephones: A Field Study of Swedish Teenagers
Author: Alexandra Weilenmann and Catrine Larsson, Mobile Informatics, Viktoria Institute
Publication: NordiCHI2000 Proceedings, Stockholm, October 23-25, 2000
Abstract or Excerpt: This paper is based on field studies conducted among teenagers in central G�teborg, Sweden. During several months, we have been doing ongoing fieldwork among teenagers, listening to telephone conversations, and observing their actions, while taking detailed notes.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, SMS
Keywords: Swedish, teenagers, Ethnomethodology, collaboration


Title: "I can't talk now, I'm in a fitting room": An initial investigation of the ways in which location features in mobile phone conversations
Author: Alexandra Weilenmann
Publication: Presented at Mobilize! May 29-30, Windsor, UK
Abstract or Excerpt: This paper investigates the ways in which location feature in mobile phone conversations. Through looking at data consisting of recorded mobile phone conversations using a conversation analytic approach, a few initial observations are made regarding the character of mobile phone conversations.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, SMS
Keywords: conversations, conversation analysis, location


Title: Life in 160 Characters: The Text Messaging Culture of Finnish Teenagers
Author: Eija-Liisa Kasesniemi and Pirjo Rautiainen
Publication: Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, and Public Performance, Ed. by Mark Aakhus and James Katz, Cambridge University Press, 2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Text messaging captured the interest of the youngest generation of Finns in 1998, and it is now common for teens to have more SMS messages than calls on their invoices. A text message contains only text, and the maximum length of one message is 160 characters. Through SMS teens hate, gossip, mediate, and express longing, even when the writer lacks the courage for a call or in situations where other communication channels are inappropriate. The text message is the backdoor of communication.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, SMS
Keywords: teens, message culture, chain messages, Finland, message collecting, collective text messaging behavior, padding material


Title: Outwardly Mobile: Young People and Mobile Technologies
Author: Nicola Green
Publication: To appear in James Katz's forthcoming collection: "Machines That Become Us"
Abstract or Excerpt: The first aim of this paper is to contribute to the growing body of empirical data, and detail some of the results of long term qualitative research with groups of young people in the United Kingdom. The second aim of this paper is to raise some of the wider questions suggested by these findings. This paper challenges the common assumption about an affinity between young people, technology and the future, and questions the common emphasis on difference between teenagers and others by implication placing all teenagers in the same identity and behavioural categories, and implying the formation of youth �subcultures�. Our research thus far has rather suggested multiple and diverse negotiations of identity and social relationships that challenge the notion that researchers can associate youth and technologies as singular categories, and that all teenagers can be understood as forming part of the same generalised group.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: teens, United Kingdom, STEMPEC, peer groups, poaching, Enthusiastic users, Pragmatic users, middle and older age groups, Critical users


Title: Symbiotic Intelligence: Self-Organizing Knowledge on Distributed Networks Driven by Human Interaction
Author: Norman Johnson, Steen Rasmussen, Cliff Joslyn, Luis Rocha, Steve Smith and Marianna Kantor
Publication: Artificial Life VI: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Artificial Life (Complex Adaptive Systems, No 6), edited by C. Adami, R. Belew, H. Kitano, and C. Taylor, Bradford Books, 1998
Abstract or Excerpt: This work addresses how human societies, and other diverse and distributed systems, solve collective challenges that is not approachable from the level of the individual, and how the Internet will change the way societies and organizations view problem solving. We apply the ideas developed in self-organizing systems to understand self-organization in informational systems.
Subjects: Cooperation
Keywords: collective intelligence, symbiosis, Internet, self-organization, symbiotic intelligence, collective dicision making, problem solving capability


Title: Putting it in its place
Publication: The Economist Newspaper
Publication Date: 8/9/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: The Internet is perceived as being everywhere, all at once. But geography matters in the networked world, and now more than ever.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: Global Positioning System, GPS,


Title: WTC0911: Express Yourself Through Digital Graffiti
Author: Jay Bain
Publication Date: 9/13/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: THE AFTERMATH|You're the first ones to receive this message. While listening to an NPR call-in show last night, I realized that today the American people are searching for the words to describe their own feelings of grief, fear and anger in response to the World Trade Center bombing and plane hijackings on Tuesday. As the media images began to seem like an endless, surreal loop of numbing horror without answers, I sought out the humanizing voices and warm bodies of friends.
Subjects: Handhelds, Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones, New York, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: digital graffiti, WTC, World Trade Center, hijackings, terrorism, HaikuHaiku


Title: gate5
Abstract or Excerpt: gate5 is a technology company specializing in location enabled applications for all mobile devices and the Internet. gate5 offers products and solutions for multi-access location-based services developed on a single platform and with a consistent application concept.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies (ET), Location Sensitive Devices (LSD), Mobile Phones


Title: Monzoon Networks
Abstract or Excerpt: Monzoon Networks is a European operator for wireless local area networks (WLAN), enabling wireless broadband access in "hot spots" such as airports, hotels, and conference centers. Monzoon offers its network services to mobile carriers, allowing them to enhance their product offering with the growing need for broadband access. The service is targeted at business travellers and is available through participating mobile carriers as part of the carriers' (wireless) offering to large business customers.
Subjects: Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: nomatic workers


Title: DoCoMo sees healthy appetite for 3G phones
Author: Michiyo Nakamoto
Publication: FT.com
Publication Date: 10/1/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: NTT DoCoMo said on Monday it has sold more than 4,000 handsets of third generation mobile phones on the first day of the service's commercial launch. The handsets, which are the first to offer advanced wide-band CDMA services, were snapped up at DoCoMo's 260 retail stores in Tokyo, which have an initial total stock of just 20,000-plus.
Subjects: Handhelds, Japan, Mobile Phones, Wireless
Keywords: NTT DoCoMo, third generation (3G), Foma,


Title: Official i-mode Menu Contents Criteria
Abstract or Excerpt: DoCoMo requests that all content providers intending to register their contents with the official "i-mode" menu understand and follow "Official i-mode Menu Contents Criteria," which define the ethical and business guidelines of official i-mode contents.
Subjects: Japan, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: i-mode, DoCoMo


Title: Kids on the Move
Author: Connie Garfalk
Publication: Telenor Xpress, Number 1 2001
Abstract or Excerpt: SMS, or Short Messaging Service, became widely available at more or less the same time as young people began equipping themselves with mobile phones. Last year Telenor registered that mobile users in Norway exchanged some 2.5 million text messages a day, and there is good reason to expect that the number will continue to rise. So, what are all these messages about?
Subjects: Mobile Phones, SMS
Keywords: youth culture, Norwegian Teenagers, Truls Erik Johnsen, gift


Title: Pocket Monster
Author: Frank Rose
Publication: Wired 9.09, September 2001
Abstract or Excerpt: How DoCoMo's wireless Internet service went from fad to phenom - and turned Japan into the first post-PC nation.
Subjects: Japan, Mobile Phones, SMS, Wireless
Keywords: DoCoMo, i-mode, J@pan Inc, stats, Dwango


Title: Mobile Culture of Children and Teenagers in Finland
Author: Eija-Liisa Kasasniemi and Pirjo Rautianen
Publication: Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk and Public Performance, ed. by Mark Aakhus and James Katz, Cambridge University Press, 2002
Abstract or Excerpt: The main aim of the project has been to conduct basic research on a new communication culture. The research has examined mobile communication as a means of networking in the information society.


Title: Don't Leave Home Without It
Publication: J@pan Inc.
Abstract or Excerpt: A survey by NTT DoCoMo noted that more than 90 percent of Tokyo-area high school students now possess a cellular phone. When 1,000 people aged 15 to 69 were questioned, it was determined that 94 percent of teen girls and 93 percent of teen boys owned such devices. Interestingly, while the ownership ratio among males in their fifties was still above 70 percent, it tends to taper off rapidly among females after age 30. Not coincidentally, that's when many of them are married and in charge of managing the family budget.


Title: Growing Up in the Age of the Keitai
Author: Dmitri Ragano
Publication: TheFeature.com
Abstract or Excerpt: Young people have a way of taking a technology and finding a different application for it than was originally intended.


Title: Short Message Service: What, How and Where?
Author: Puneet Gupta
Publication: Wireless Developer Network
Abstract or Excerpt: Short message service is a mechanism of delivery of short messages over the mobile networks. It is a store and forward way of transmitting messages to and from mobiles. The message (text only) from the sending mobile is stored in a central short message center (SMS) which then forwards it to the destination mobile. This means that in the case that the recipient is not available, the short message is stored and can be sent later. Each short message can be no longer than 160 characters. These characters can be text (alphanumeric) or binary Non-Text Short messages.


Title: SMS Continues to Take Messaging World by Storm
Author: Michael Pastore
Publication: Cyberatlas
Publication Date: 4/4/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Twelve billion text messages are sent worldwide each month to PCs, PDAs and mobile phones, according to Gartner Group Inc., and pagers add another 3 billion text messages each month. Messaging numbers continue to grow, indicating that messaging is emerging as the killer wireless application, and standard messaging is being transformed into instant messaging (IM), a much more collaborative, friendly mechanism, complete with "buddy lists" that indicate which contacts are online simultaneously.


Title: Cell Phone Craze May Be Key to Philippines' Future
Author: Benjamin Pimentel
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Publication Date: 2/11/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Up to 50 million text messages are sent here every day, said Ramon Isberto, spokesman for Smart Communications, one of the two top cellular phone service companies in the country. That figure jumped to about 100 million at the height of the anti-Estrada uprising, he said, adding, "The industry has grown quite rapidly."


Title: Cell Phone Craze May Be Key to Philippines' Future
Author: Benjamin Pimentel
Publication: San Francisco Chronicle
Publication Date: 2/11/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Text messages sent via cell phones helped mobilize a million people in the mass demonstrations that eventually drove Estrada out of office and swept President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo into power.


Title: Founding Father: Interview With Paul Baran
Author: Stewart Brand
Publication: Wired 9.03
Publication Date: 3/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Paul Baran conceived the Internet's architecture at the height of the Cold War. Forty years later, he says the Net's biggest threat wasn't the USSR - it was the phone company.




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