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Computer Supported Cooperative Work

The Inside Text

Social, Cultural and Design Perspectives on SMS

Editors: Harper, R., Palen, L., Taylor, A. (Eds.)

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SMS or Text is one of the most popular forms of messaging. Yet, despite its immense popularity, SMS has remained unexamined by science. Not only that, but the commercial organisations, who have been forced to offer SMS by a demanding public, have had very little idea why it has been successful. Indeed, they have, until very recently, planned to replace SMS with other messaging services such as MMS.

This book is the first to bring together scientific studies into the values that ‘texting’ provides, examining both cultural variation in countries as different as the Philippines and Germany, as well as the differences between SMS and other communications channels like Instant Messaging and the traditional letter. It presents usability and design research which explores how SMS will evolve and what is likely to be the pattern of person-to-person messaging in the future. In short, The Inside Text is a fundamental resource for anyone interested in mobile communications at the start of the 21st Century.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Changing Cultures of Written Communication: Letter — E-mail — SMS

    Joachim R. Höflich, Julian Gebhardt

    Pages 9-31

  • Language in SMS — a socio-linguistic view

    Ylva af Hård Segerstad

    Pages 33-51

  • Please reply! The replying norm in adolescent SMS communication

    Ditte Laursen

    Pages 53-73

  • Nascent Communication Genres within SMS and MMS

    Richard Ling, Tom Julsrud, Birgitte Yttri

    Pages 75-100

  • From Voice to Text: continuity and change in the use of mobile phones in France and Japan

    Carole Anne Rivière, Christian Licoppe

    Pages 103-126

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3060-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Inside Text
Book Subtitle
Social, Cultural and Design Perspectives on SMS
Editors
  • R. Harper
  • L. Palen
  • A. Taylor
Series Title
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3060-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3060-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3059-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6780-7
Series ISSN
1431-1496
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 331
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