Welcome to my site! Mobile phones drive us in varied ways. In my blog I will publish stories that I have heard first hand, read, talked about, researched or experienced in my personal and professional life. I will draw some thoughts and ideas with a view to make the post useful for academics, research, marketing, management and our daily lives. I invite you to feed your comments, suggestions and contributions to make this blog a rich and engaging experience for all. Wish you a happy engagement.
In my earlier post titled, The Enhancer, dt. April7, 2017, I wrote about the mobile phone use enhanced capabilities of its users to a considerable extent. Continuing in the same vein, let me bring in the discussion the theory of technological determinism. According to the theory of technological determinism, human destiny is driven by an … Continue reading Mobile Phone leads you by the nose?
There is no doubt that the diffusion and influence of mobile communication in the last decade was nothing short of extraordinary. The key factor in the speed of diffusion was the embrace of the technology by the younger generation (Oksman 2010) especially in Japan and Northern and Western Europe (Lim and Hellard 2008). The young … Continue reading Mobile Youth Culture
The world of technology took an astounding leap in 1876. It made real time interaction at a distance possible with the invention of the landline telephone (Katz and Aakhus 2002). However, the landline telephone was still connected to the telephone network by a wire. The 21st century changed that. It marked the widespread uptake of … Continue reading The Enhancer
One of the common complaints that mobile phone communication is stuck with is that it generates distraction. Cognitive distraction occurs when an individual’s focus is not directly on the task which requires primary and a larger load of attention, and his/her mind “wanders” in other activities, such as, sending and receiving texts or calls, listening … Continue reading Mobile Phone: distraction…attraction?