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dc.contributor.authorRickard, S.
dc.contributor.authorLloyd, Clare
dc.contributor.editorDr Chika Anyanwu, Professor Kerry Green, Mr Jolyon Sykes
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T14:59:22Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T14:59:22Z
dc.date.created2013-03-21T20:01:01Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationRickard, Scott and Lloyd, Clare. 2012. Fun and useful apps: female identity construction and social connectedness using the mobile phone, in Anyanwu, C. and Green, K. and Sykes, J. (ed), Proceedings of the 2012 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century, Jul 4-6 2012, pp. 1-13. Adelaide: ANZCA.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/42398
dc.description.abstract

This article explores the domestication of mobile technologies by women and how their identities, as seen through their choices of apps, are interrelated to their social connectedness. Building on existing gender, intimacy and mobile communications literature, this paper provides a needed overview of how women are strategically deploying the use of ‘apps’ on their smart phones in both ‘fun’ and ‘useful’ ways. Two groups are being analysed in this article. The first comprises women who only use a mobile single Internet connection, identified as ‘Single Connectors’. This group is contrasted with a second group who use multiple Internet connections, identified as ‘Triple Connectors’. In this article we playfully name the social seeking Triple Connectors Social Butterflies and the mobile Internet Single Connectors have been identified as Information Seeking Consumers. ‘Social networking’ was identified as a ‘fun’ app rather than a ‘useful’ app by both groups of female connectors; what does this say about women and their definitions of leisure? Are women still viewing networking as part of their commitment to emotional labour rather than something that is ‘useful’? What might this tell us about women and their ability to build intimacy, identity, and social connectedness using the mobile phone?

dc.publisherANZCA
dc.relation.urihttp://www.anzca.net/documents/anzca-12-1/refereed-proceedings-2/594-anzca-2012-rickard-lloyd-1/file.html
dc.subjectidentity
dc.subjectsmart phones
dc.subjectintimacy
dc.subjectdomestication
dc.subjectapps
dc.subjectmobile phone
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectcell phone
dc.titleFun and useful apps: female identity construction and social connectedness using the mobile phone
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.startPage1
dcterms.source.endPage12
dcterms.source.issn1448-4331
dcterms.source.titleRefereed Proceedings of the 2012 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference
dcterms.source.seriesRefereed Proceedings of the 2012 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference
dcterms.source.conferenceCommunicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJul 4 2012
dcterms.source.conferencelocationAdelaide
dcterms.source.placeAustralian Capital Territory
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