Beeping and Sharing (in the same article)
Putting people first highlights a new piece of research, which makes me wish I read French.
The French newspaper Le Monde reports on new research, published today, that shows how mobile phones are increasingly becoming objects of collective use.
The research, which involved six months of field observations and interviews, was commissioned by the French Association of Mobile Operators and managed by researchers of Gripic, a research group of the information sciences school Celsa at the University of Paris-IV-Sorbonne.
For monoglots like me, the post on putting people first has relatively lengthy translations of some of the findings, which include observations of family sharing patterns as well as beeping/missed calls. It’s not exactly focused on the developing world, but the beeping and the sharing make it worth mentioning here.