Using a social informatics framework to study the effects of location-based social networking on relationships between people: A review of literature

Sarah Jean Fusco, Katina Michael, M. G. Michael

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Abstract

This paper is predominantly a review of literature on the emerging mobile application area known as location-based social networking. The study applies the social informatics framework to the exploratory question of what effect location based social networking may have on relationships between people. The classification model used in the paper relates previous research on location based services and online social networking together. Specifically the wider study is concerned with literature which identifies the impact of technology on trust with respect to friendship. This paper attempts to draw out the motivations behind using location based social networking applications and the implications this may have on individual privacy and more broadly one's social life. It relies heavily on the domain of social informatics with a view to setting a theoretical underpinning to the shaping between context and information and communication technology design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Implications of Emerging Technologies, ISTAS'10
Pages157-171
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE Internationl Symposium on Technology and Society: Social Implications of Emerging Technologies, ISTAS'10 - Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jun 7 2010Jun 9 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE Internationl Symposium on Technology and Society: Social Implications of Emerging Technologies, ISTAS'10
CountryAustralia
CityWollongong, NSW
Period6/7/106/9/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Fusco, S. J., Michael, K., & Michael, M. G. (2010). Using a social informatics framework to study the effects of location-based social networking on relationships between people: A review of literature. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society: Social Implications of Emerging Technologies, ISTAS'10 (pp. 157-171). [5514641] (International Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISTAS.2010.5514641