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With the advent of instant mobile messaging applications, traditional SMS is in danger of loosing it's reign as the king of mobile messaging. Applications like WhatsApp allow mobile users to send real-time text messages to individuals or groups of friends at no cost. While there is a vast body of research on traditional text messaging practices, little is(More)
Most online service providers offer free services to users and in part, these services collect and monetize personally identifiable information (PII), primarily via targeted advertisements. Against this backdrop of economic exploitation of PII, it is vital to understand the value that users put to their own PII. Although studies have tried to discover how(More)
Notifications on mobile phones alert users about new messages, emails, social network updates, and other events. However, little is understood about the nature and effect of such notifications on the daily lives of mobile users. We report from a one-week, in-situ study involving 15 mobile phones users, where we collected real-world notifications through a(More)
Information overload is one of today's major concerns. As high-resolution digital cameras become increasingly pervasive, unprecedented amounts of social media are being uploaded to online social networks on a daily basis. In order to support users on selecting the best photos to create an online photo album, attention has been devoted to the development of(More)
In the context of a myriad of mobile apps which collect personally identifiable information (PII) and a prospective market place of personal data, we investigate a user-centric monetary valuation of mobile PII. During a 6-week long user study in a living lab deployment with 60 participants, we collected their daily valuations of 4 categories of mobile PII(More)
Popular content in video sharing websites (e.g., YouTube) is usually replicated via identical copies or near-duplicates. These duplicates are usually studied because they pose a threat to site owners in terms of wasted disk space, or privacy infringements. Furthermore, this content might potentially hinder the users' experience in these websites. The(More)
This paper proposes a controlled experiment to further investigate the usefulness of gaze awareness and gesture recognition in the support of collaborative work at a distance. We propose to redesign experiments conducted several years ago with more recent technology that would: a) enable to better study of the integration of communication modalities, b)(More)
We present TripleBeat, a mobile phone based system that assists runners in achieving predefined exercise goals via musical feedback and two persuasive techniques: a glanceable interface for increased personal awareness and a virtual competition. TripleBeat is based on a previous system named MPTrain. First, we describe TripleBeat's hardware and software,(More)
Mobile instant messaging (<i>e.g.</i>, via SMS or WhatsApp) often goes along with an expectation of high <i>attentiveness, i.e.</i>, that the receiver will notice and read the message within a few minutes. Hence, existing instant messaging services for mobile phones share indicators of availability, such as the last time the user has been online. However,(More)