Mobile devices’ impact on daily life has raised relevant questions regarding public and private space and communication. Both the technological environment (operating systems, platforms, apps) and media ecosystems (interface design, participatory culture, social media) influence how users deal with the public and private, intimate and personal spheres. Leading researchers in communication, art, computer engineering, education, law, sociology, philosophy, and psychology here explore current methodologies for studying the dichotomy of the public and private in mobile communication, providing a foundation for further research.

chapter |3 pages


ByAna Serrano Tellería

part 1|29 pages

Reframing Theories and Methods

chapter 1|20 pages

The Phases of Mobile Communication Research

ByRich Ling

chapter 2|9 pages

Mobile Culture in Singapore

From Democrature to Datacracy
ByDerrick de Kerckhove

part 2|64 pages

Revisiting Traditional Issues

chapter 3|25 pages

Evolving Patterns of Mobile Call Openings and Closings

ByLeopoldina Fortunati, Naomi S. Baron

chapter 4|17 pages

Visual Interpersonal Communication in Daily Life

Skype as a Precursor of Perpetual Visual Contact 1
ByJames E. Katz, Thomas Crocker Elisabeth

chapter 5|22 pages

Of Owned, Shared, and Public Access ICT

Constructs of Privacy and Publicness in Marginal Spaces
ByCheryll Ruth R. Soriano, Ruepert Jiel Cao

part 3|53 pages

Delving into the Intimacy Sphere, the Social and the Cultural Space

chapter 6|21 pages

The “Smart” Women

How South Asian Women Negotiate Their Social and Cultural Space through Mobile Technology
ByIshita Shruti

chapter 7|18 pages

Inscribing Intimacy

Conceptual Frames for Understanding Mobile Media Affect
ByAmparo Lasén, Larissa Hjorth

chapter 8|14 pages

The Afterlife of Intimacy

Selfies, Loss, and Intimate Publics
ByLarissa Hjorth

part 4|65 pages

The Performance of the Self, the Mobile Content and the Copyright

chapter 9|22 pages

A Comparative Study between Japanese, US, Taiwanese, and Chinese Social Networking Site Users

Self-Disclosure and Network Homogeneity
ByKenichi Ishii

chapter 10|24 pages

Doing Things with Content

The Impact of Mobile Application Interface in the Uses and Characterization of Media
ByJuan Miguel Aguado, Inmaculada J. Martínez, Laura Cañete Sanz

chapter 11|19 pages

Copyright and User-Generated Contents for Mobile Devices

News, Entertainment, and Multimedia
ByJavier Díaz Noci

part 5|60 pages

The New Generations on the Mobile Ecosystem

chapter 12|24 pages

Educating for Privacy in the Digital and Mobile Ecosystems

Toward a Proposed Syllabus
ByAna Serrano Tellería, Maria Luísa Branco, Sandra Carina Guimarães

chapter 13|19 pages

Sociability, Smartphones, and Tablets

ByLeslie Haddon

chapter 14|17 pages

The Mobile Generation and Instagram Photography

ByLev Manovich

part 6|66 pages

The Empowered User and the Media

chapter 15|24 pages

Active Audiences

User Participation in Online Media Content
ByKoldo Meso, Simón Peña

chapter 16|21 pages

Hashtag Wars and Networked Framing

The Private/Public Networked Protest Repertoires of Occupy on Twitter
BySharon Meraz

chapter 17|20 pages

Structural Crises of Meaning and New Technologies

Reframing the Public and the Private in the News Media through the Expansion of Voices by Social Networks
ByAna Serrano Tellería, João Carlos Correia, Heitor Costa Lima da Rocha

chapter 18|1 pages

A Starting Path for a Great Future

ByAna Serrano Tellería