A World Through the Camera Phone Lens: a Case Study of Beijing Camera Phone Use

  title={A World Through the Camera Phone Lens: a Case Study of Beijing Camera Phone Use},
  author={Bo Gai},
  journal={Knowledge, Technology \& Policy},
  • Bo Gai
  • Published 14 August 2009
  • Sociology
  • Knowledge, Technology & Policy
While the camera phone is becoming widely used among mobile phone users, this new technology is changing the perspective from which we see the world and thus changing our thoughts and lives. In order to understand what this convergence means to us, this research makes a case study of 16 mobile phone users in Beijing urban area and attempts to analyze how the camera phone is used in both self-construction and self-identification processes. The case study illustrates that the camera phone is… 
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