Description - Smartphones as Locative Media by Jordan Frith
Smartphone adoption has surpassed 50% of the population in more
than 15 countries, and there are now more than one million mobile
applications people can download to their phones. Many of these
applications take advantage of smartphones as locative media, which
is what allows smartphones to be located in physical space.
Applications that take advantage of people?s location are
called location-based services, and they are the focus of this
Smartphones as locative media raise important questions about
how we understand the complicated relationship between the Internet
and physical space. This book addresses these questions through an
interdisciplinary theoretical framework and a detailed analysis of
how various popular mobile applications including Google Maps,
Facebook, Instagram, Yelp, and Foursquare use people?s
location to provide information about their surrounding space.
The topics explored in this book are essential reading for
anyone interested in how smartphones and location-based services
have begun to impact the ways we navigate and engage with the
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Author Biography - Jordan Frith
Jordan Frith is assistant professor of Technical Communication at the University of North Texas.
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