Performing a Check-in: Emerging Practices, Norms and ‘Conflicts’ in Location-Sharing Using Foursquare.
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Stockholm, Sweden: ACM , 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
Location-sharing services have a long history in research, but have only recently become available for consumers. Most popular commercial location-sharing services differ from previous research efforts in important ways: they use manual ‘check-ins’ to pair user location with semantically named venues rather than tracking; venues are visible to all users; location is shared with a potentially very large audience; and they employ incentives. By analysis of 20 in- depth interviews with foursquare users and 47 survey responses, we gained insight into emerging social practices surrounding location-sharing. We see a shift from privacy issues and data deluge, to more performative considerations in sharing one’s location. We discuss performance aspects enabled by check-ins to public venues, and show emergent, but sometimes conflicting norms (not) to check-in.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, Sweden: ACM , 2011.
Location-sharing, check-ins, foursquare, performance
Research subject Man-Machine-Interaction (MMI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67173ISBN: 978-1-4503-0541-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-67173DiVA: diva2:469592
Mobile HCI 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, August 30 - September 2, 2011.