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Mobile telecommunications such as voice telephony, SMS, WLAN (wireless local area network) technology, and personal digital assistants (PDAs) are being used by broader and broader sections of society. As a result of this increased usage (particularly for mobile-phone use), there is a small but growing body of research that indicates that the use of mobile(More)
  • Rich Ling
  • 2002
This paper is an examination of the diffusion of mobile telephony in Norway, and particularly among teens. There has been a near saturation of this social group. Given this situation, it is of interest to know what this can tell us regarding the mechanisms of adoption. Given this focus I look into the work of Rogers' and that of Silverstone and Haddon and(More)
  • Rich Ling
  • 1999
This paper examines the social meaning behind the adoption of mobile telephones by teens in Norway. Through this adoption process one can see the way in which youth are developing their adult identity as well as their gendered identity. The primary database used in this analysis is from two telephone questionnaires of Norwegian youth aged 13 to 20 carried(More)
A man by nothing is so well bewrayed, as by his manners-Edmund Spenser Abstract The use of mobile telephones in various situations has become an element in the definition of socially appropriate/inappropriate behavior. They are causing us to reconsider how we construct our social worlds. Their use demands a reevaluation of the taken-for-granted assumptions(More)
  • Rich Ling, Birgitte Yttri, Telenor FoU, B. Yttri
  • 2002
In this paper we outline the concepts of micro-and hyper-coordination via the use of the mobile telephone. The material is based on 10 group interviews carried out in Norway in the fall of 1999. The analysis shows that micro-coordination, largely an instrumental activity, was common for two-career parents. When examining the teens, however, we found that in(More)
One often meets the argument that the adoption of mobile Internet services is difficult to understand due to a lack of relevant research. However, much research has already been conducted on the adoption of basic mobile and traditional Internet services that are likely to converge into the services provided by the mobile Internet. In this article, we try to(More)
China's expenditure on healthcare has increased dramatically over the last 20 years, and three broad trends are seen in the associated health outcomes. First, limited improvements have been achieved to aggregate high-level health outcomes, e.g. infant mortality. Second, development of large and widening health inequalities associated with disparate wealth(More)