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Human Being as a Communication Portal: The Construction of the Profile on Mobile Phones

By J Canavilhas, JR Carvalheiro, A Serrano Tellería, A Fidalgo and JC Correia

Abstract

Introduction. The incorporation of mobile phones in the daily life of human being not only alters space and time dimensions, but it also changes the perception and the way we relate with the ecosystem. Methodology. The state of the art is analyzed from the technological concept of intimacy, used by Boyce and Hancock, which describes the levels of interaction between man and technology. Then, a methodology to explore issues increasingly pressing is proposed, especially, concerning the delimitation of public and private spheres and the interaction in the common space. Results and conclusions. Following in particular the theories of Castells, Heidegger, Meyrowitz and Habermas; a set of categories for deepening the concepts of spatialization, willingness and profile are articulated. These concepts are identified as key elements in this first stage of the project for the analysis of the human being as a communication portal

Topics: human being, communication portal, profile, mobile phone., Social sciences (General), H1-99, Social Sciences, H, DOAJ:Social Sciences, Communication. Mass media, P87-96, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091, Language and Literature, P, DOAJ:Media and communication
Publisher: Universidad de La Laguna
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.4185/RLCS-2013-989en
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:293c4be98eb547869fd6fbb429c193ff
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