Teenagers and their virtual possessions: design opportunities and issues

@article{Odom2011TeenagersAT,
  title={Teenagers and their virtual possessions: design opportunities and issues},
  author={William Odom and John Zimmerman and Jodi Forlizzi},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2011}
}
Over the past several years, people have increasingly acquired virtual possessions. We consider these things to include artifacts that are increasingly becoming immaterial (e.g. books, photos, music, movies) and things that have never traditionally had a lasting material form (e.g. SMS archives, social networking profiles, personal behavior logs). To date, little research exists about how people value and form attachments to virtual possessions. To investigate, we conducted a study with 21… 

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