on friday 14th, the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto (my faculty) hosts research day where faculty and students showcase current research efforts. i will present a preview of a paper that i am working on titled "On my own: using mobile phones to bridge loneliness". The following is the abstract for the paper.
This paper reports on findings from a November 2007 survey of mobile phone use in the personal social networks of 17-33 year olds in
Keywords: mobile phone, cell phone, social affordances, social networks, transitions, loneliness, rituals.