Locative mobile media and time: Foursquare and technological memory

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In: First Monday, (2016)
Format: E-Artikel
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veröffentlicht: University of Illinois Libraries
ISSN: 1396-0466
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rft.atitle Locative mobile media and time: Foursquare and technological memory
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rft.date 2016-01-25
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abstract <jats:p>Foursquare is a location-based social network (LBSN) that can be used to explore locations and mark one’s movements in the form of ‘check-ins’. This paper investigates why some Foursquare users are choosing to record their locational past, and in so doing using it as a ‘mediated memory object’ (Dijck, 2009). The paper explores the different ways users then interact with their preserved spatial pasts, owing to Foursquare’s mode of preservation. A close engagement with phenomenological theory on the importance of engagement with technology and technicity as a shaping force on the experience of time conceptualises the use of Foursquare as a memory object. The functionality of Foursquare is positioned as a key element in how the location-based social network is significantly different from older memory related practices, as well as signalling its importance for the individuals that employ Foursquare in this manner.</jats:p>
authors Saker Michael
Evans Leighton
doi 10.5210/fm.v21i2.6006
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url http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i2.6006
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x.subjects Human-Computer Interaction
Computer Networks and Communications
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