chapter  2
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The surrogate image and blog life: mobility in the everyday blogosphere

In the previous chapter, we considered the significance of UCC in social activism - what might be regarded as mobilization in the political sense. This chapter is focused on mobilization of images in a more general sense, involving mobile devices and the significance of the images that are made in this process, displayed on screens and shared. In general we are considering the screen

This everydayness and recording of generally unnoticed lives presents us with intimate affective detail on processes oflife-making and survival. Focusing especially on the deployment of the camera phone as a means of producing a sense of being and of control within urban space, the chapter considers the practices of camera phone image making and sharing in Hong Kong, based on data 企om research carried out between 2007 and 2011.