Human Communication Theory by Frank Dance

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Such a concern would require both quantitative and qualitative approaches, a deeper understanding of the nature of each medium’s characteristics (a media ecology approach), how media become domesticated (both within and outside households), and how users, their context, and the technologies influence each other (reinvention, technology duality) (Berker, Hartmann, Punie, & Ward, 2006; Johnson & Rice, 1987; Meyrowitz, 1985; Orlikowski, 1992; Postman, 1993). Related to this focus on contextuality would be a deeper investigation of how media convergence, social connectivity, and social control influence each other.

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. CBC News. (2009, June 15). Younger Canadians lead migration away from land lines: StatsCan. , & Kim, J. (2003). What’s so different about the mobile Internet? Communications of the ACM, 46(12), 240–247. Christensen, T. H. (2009). ‘Connected presence’ in distributed family life. New Media & Society, 11(3), 433–451. Cooley, H. R. (2004). It’s all about the fit: The hand, the mobile screenic device and tactile vision. Journal of Visual Culture, 3(2), 133–155. , & Kraut, R.

Teenagers and College Students Teenagers Internet—Privacy. Nearly half (46%) of a UK survey of a national sample aged 9–19 said that they had given out personal information to someone that they met online (Livingstone & Bober, 2005). Mobile Phones—Dependency. Norwegian youth have said that they would not know what was happening if they did not have a mobile (Haddon, 2004, p. 45), and that they would not have managed a day or even an hour without their mobile phone (Hagen & Wold, 2009). Seventy percent of Danish adolescents 24 COMMUNICATION YEARBOOK 34 rated the mobile between 8 and 10 points out of 10 on how important they felt their mobile was for them (Stald, 2008).

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