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Title: The Future is Finnish
Author: Kenneth Klee and Jennifer Bensko
Publication: Newsweek International
Publication Date: 5/24/1999
Abstract or Excerpt: Finland has a national knack for mobile communications and information technology -and a vision for combining the two.


Title: Helsinki Arena 2000 Project
Abstract or Excerpt: The Helsinki Arena 2000 Project gained considerable publicity both in Finland and abroad. As for Elisa Communications, Arena was a long-term business project, where year 2000 was only one intermediate stage. However, where publicity is concerned, expectations were set explicitly to year 2000.


Title: Geographic Information Systems
Abstract or Excerpt: In the strictest sense, a GIS is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations. Practitioners also regard the total GIS as including operating personnel and the data that go into the system.


Title: Mirror Worlds, or: The Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox... How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean
Author: David Gelernter
Publication: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992


Title: In Helsinki Virtual Village
Author: William Shaw
Publication: Wired 9.03, 157-163
Publication Date: 3/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: ...your cell phone is a broadband browser, a smart wallet, and a passport to the wireless community of the future. And your fellow citizens are the content, 24 hours a day.


Title: A Pattern Language
Author: C. Alexander et al.
Publication: New York: Oxford University Press, 1977


Title: Nokia Keeps Finland Mobile
Author: Richard Quest
Publication: Time 157
Publication Date: 6/4/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Finland has more mobile phones per person than any other country, and the main reason seems to be Nokia.


Title: SMS to Drive Wireless Internet Forward
Author: Logica
Publication Date: 6/26/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: According to newly released research from Logica, the global volume of SMS will increase by 170 percent per year. The projected speed of growth in SMS surpasses that for Internet usage during the next 3 years and means that mobile phone users will receive an average of 3 messages per day.


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


Title: Mobile Communication as a Way of Urban Life
Author: Pasi M�enp�a
Publication: Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk and Public Performance, ed. by Mark Aakhus and James Katz (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).


Title: Notes on the General Urban Condition
Author: Tuomas Toivonen
Publication: notes from unpublished thesis, 2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Technological progress enables shifts and changes in the ways people live, work, meet and love. These shifts also affect the way society organises itself and cities are built and used.


Title: Information-Savvy Sweden offers a Glimpse into the Future of the Mobile Internet
Author: Alan Goldstein
Publication: Dallas Morning News
Publication Date: 3/29/2001


Title: Simplicity Seems the Key for Location-Based Mobile Phone Games
Author: Maija Pesola
Publication: The Wireless Word
Publication Date: 7/20/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Zap! Street-fighting SMS users appear to be planning an invasion of the mobile phone networks. As the mobile phone sector continues its search for attractive content, games designed to be played over handsets have begun to grab more and more headlines. Particularly, it seems, the elaborate and outlandish ones. Earlier this year, for example, Telia Mobile, the Swedish mobile operator, gained a lot of coverage for its launch of what is believed to be the world's first location-based mobile phone game, the somewhat improbably titled Botfighters.


Title: LunarMobil
Abstract or Excerpt: In the summer of 2001, Ericsson and colleagues added LunarMobil messaging, enabling the tens of thousands of LunarStorm members online at any time to remain in touch with each other when away from their PCs.


Title: 4 Sme, Txtng is Lyf
Author: Anne Torres
Publication: TheFeature
Publication Date: 4/18/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: The Philippines could be the world's text messaging capital, with reportedly 50 million text messages sent out every day.


Title: Thailand: Mobile Phone Network Paralyzed by Flood of Love Messages
Publication: Xinhua News Agency
Publication Date: 2/15/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: The computer network controlling Thailand's largest mobile phone company's GSMoperations was brought down Wednesday because of the number of people floodingit with Valentine's Day messages, The Nation newspaper reported.


Title: The Ambiguous Image of the Mobile Phone
Author: Leopoldina Fortunati
Publication: Communications on the Move: The Experience of Mobile Telephony in the 1990s, ed. L. Haddon, COST248 Report, Telia, Farsta


Title: Africa: Now, a 'Quiet Revolution': Mobile Phones Leapfrog an Obstacle to Development
Author: Mark Ashurst
Publication: Newsweek International
Publication Date: 8/27/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: The proliferation of mobile phones coincides with the gradual liberalization of Africa's airwaves, as independent media companies win licenses to broadcast. Politically, mobile phones and independent broadcasters are a potent combination.


Title: On The Mobile: The Effects of Mobile Telephones on Social and Individual Life
Author: Sadie Plant
Abstract or Excerpt: Today, the smallest Motorola phone has as much computing power in it as the largest, most expensive computer did less than a generation ago. We live in an age of intelligent machines that are in perpetual communication, creating new networks of knowledge, information and empowerment across the globe. And from mobile phones with constant internet access to smart cars that help you find your way home, Motorola is helping build a future that's safer, simpler and more smartly synchronised. But at the heart of any technological change is the human experience. And it's in understanding how the digital world is being experienced by all of us, as friends, colleagues and families, that we can gain the most insight into the shape of things to come.


Title: Motorola Versus Blackberry: Texting Cultures, A World Divided Into Two-Way-Pager Camps
Author: Douglas Century
Publication Date: 1/14/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Some who have sampled both Motorola and BlackBerry say that each has its strengths and weaknesses.


Title: For Cellphone Holdouts, Worry Closes the Sale
Author: Julian E. Barnes
Publication: The New York Times: C6.
Publication Date: 9/19/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Several wireless telephone companies said yesterday that sales had increased after the terrorist attack. It is too early to compile reliable figures, but AT&T Wireless (news/quote), Verizon Wireless and Nextel all reported anecdotal evidence of an increase in cellphone sales late last week and continuing through yesterday.


Title: The Simple BlackBerry Allowed Contact When Phones Failed
Author: Simon Romero
Publication: The New York Times
Publication Date: 9/20/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Rather than relying on cellular telephone systems or the local telephone network, which were damaged and inundated with traffic, the BlackBerry functions on a data system that held up remarkably well. The network not only escaped damage but also avoided bottlenecks because of its relative simplicity.


Title: Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk and Public Performance
Author: Mark Aakhus and James Katz, eds.
Publication: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002


Title: The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
Author: Erving Goffman
Publication: Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1959


Title: Talking 'Activity': Young People and Mobile Phones
Author: Alex S. Taylor and Richard Harper
Publication: CHI 2001 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Seattle, 31 March-5 April 2001
Abstract or Excerpt: The authors take the position that the nature of work and domestic life raise important implications for the design of mobilecommunication technologies. They believe, however, that understandings of everyday life must be carefully interpreted forthe purposes of design. In the presented position paper, they describe the findings from an ethnographic study of young people and mobile phones. They then present a brief description of activity theory and explain how such a theory might beused to interpret qualitative descriptions of mobile phone use in young people's every day lives. Through the paper, the authors aim to illustrate that a systematic method of eliciting design considerations can be achieved by employing an activity theory framework. The authors also suggest that more detailed design requirements can be identified through future studies and analyses. It is hoped that the preliminary findings from these follow-up studies will be ready for presentation at the CHI, Mobile Communications Workshop.


Title: Local Use and Sharing of Mobile Phones
Author: Alexandra Weilenmann and Catrine Larsson
Publication: Wireless World: Social and International Aspects of the Mobile Age, eds. B. Brown et. al. (London: Springer-Verlag, 2001), pp 99-115


Title: Social Mobility
Author: Marko Ahtisaari
Publication: Out of the Blue - The J. Walter Thompson Magazine for Europe, Winter 2000/2001
Abstract or Excerpt: Driving messaging and new forms of social mobile applications is a key to success in the near future. Young customers have already created their own subcultures of messaging, "misusing" the technology in ways its creators never imagined possible. The question is: How can we build on the social mobile cultures that already exist today?


Title: The Social Consequences of Mobile Telephony: Framing Questions
Author: Leslie Haddon
Publication: The Social Consequences of Mobile Telephony: The Proceedings from a Seminar About Society, Mobile Telephony and Children, Telenor R&D N 38/2000, eds. Rich Ling and Kristin Trane, 26 June 2000, 2-6
Publication Date: 6/26/2000
Abstract or Excerpt: This paper focus on the voice mobile telephony that has become widespread since the 1990s, rather than on the new generation of mobile data services that are now appearing. Rather than explicitly considering social consequences in terms of policy implications (e.g. social exclusion) it deals with the minutiae of how everyday life is changing and how this relates to mobile telephony.
Subjects: Mobile Phones
Keywords: mobile telephony, public spaces


Title: Alienation from Interaction
Author: Erving Goffman
Publication: Communication and Culture, ed. Alfred G. Smith (New York: Holt, Rhinehart and Winston, 1966)


Title: Going Wireless: Behavior & Practice of New Mobile Phone Users
Author: Leysia Palen, Marilyn Salzman, and Ed Youngs
Publication: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2000), Philadelphia, PA
Abstract or Excerpt: We report on the results of a study in which 19 new mobilephone users were closely tracked for the first six weeks afterservice acquisition. Results show that new users tend torapidly modify their perceptions of social appropriatenessaround mobile phone use, that actual nature of usefrequently differs from what users initially predict, and thatcomprehension of service-oriented technologies can beproblematic. We describe instances and features of mobiletelephony practice. When in use, mobile phones occupymultiple social spaces simultaneously, spaces with normsthat sometimes conflict: the physical space of the mobilephone user and the virtual space of the conversation.


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