Community and social interaction in the wireless city: wi-fi use in public and semi-public spaces

@article{Hampton2008CommunityAS,
  title={Community and social interaction in the wireless city: wi-fi use in public and semi-public spaces},
  author={Keith N. Hampton and Neeti Gupta},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={831-850}
}
A significant body of research has addressed whether fixed internet use increases, decreases or supplements the ways in which people engage in residential and workplace settings, but few studies have addressed how wireless internet use in public and semi-public spaces influences social life. Ubiquitous wi-fi adds a new dimension to the debate over how the internet may influence the structure of community.Will wireless internet use facilitate greater engagement with co-located others or… CONTINUE READING
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