Sharing (and Discussing) the moment: The conversations that occur around shared mobile media

Ying-Yu Chen, Frank Bentley, Christian Holz, Cheng Xu

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Abstract

Today's smartphones enable rich, media-enhanced conversations. Millions of photos and billions of messages are shared each day on smartphones. But how, exactly, are images and web links being used in mobile conversations? And what does this mean for the design of new mobile communications applications? We set out to learn how people currently share and discuss mobile media by performing a detailed content analysis of 109 photos and links that were shared in 2,779 messages using a mobile messaging application deployed in the United State and Taiwan. Through our analysis of these conversations, we show how mobile media is used to experience the moment together, to fill in the visual details, to provide background context, and to exchange information. We then discuss our results and provide two designs inspired by our findings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI 2015 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages264-273
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450336529
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Aug 2015
Event17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 24 Aug 201527 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameMobileHCI 2015 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2015
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period24/08/1527/08/15

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Messaging
  • Mobile
  • Photo sharing

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