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”Man behöver inte folks nummer längre”: En studie om hur studenter använder meddelandekommunikation via smartphones
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
”You don´t need people’s phone numbers anymore” : A study of how students use message communication through smartphones (English)
Abstract [en]

How do young adult students communicate through their smartphones today? Which applications and features do they choose? What motivates their choices for the various possible situations? In this paper we investigate which communication channels young adult students in Sweden use for private message communication in their smartphones, in what way they use the channels and why they choose specific channels for different types of communication. In Sweden today, there are numerous of different ways of communicate through smartphones. We have interviewed ten Swedish young adult students regarding their use. The results speaks for that SMS has proven to still be used very frequently, even though it has existed for many years and that there are plenty of other ways to communicate through private messages today. Social media, primarily Facebook, also attracts users to communicate through private messages with their smartphones. SMS isn’t any longer the obvious method for sending a message. By presenting the result of our study, we hope to provide for future design resolutions and to give the next generation of smartphones communication tools that are as optimal as possible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Application, asynchronous communication, communication, Facebook messenger, instant messaging, phatic communication, private message, smartphone, SMS, social games, social media, two-way communication.
Keyword [sv]
Applikation, asynkron kommunikation, Facebooks meddelandefunktion, fatisk kommunikation, kommunikation, privat meddelande, smartphone, SMS, snabbmeddelande, sociala medier, sociala spel, tvåvägskommunikation.
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Media and Communication Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21433OAI: diva2:688663
Subject / course
Media Technology
Available from: 2014-01-17 Created: 2014-01-17 Last updated: 2014-01-31Bibliographically approved

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