Rebecca Grinter, Marge Eldridge
Grinter, R and Eldridge, M, (2001), y do tngrs luv 2 txt msg? Published in:
Prinz, W., Jarke, M., Rogers, Y., Schmidt, K., & Wulf, V. (Eds), Proceedings of
the Seventh European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work.
Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp 219-238.
"Text messaging" - using a mobile phone to send a message - has changed how
teenagers use wireless phones to communicate and coordinate. While the media
reports rapid growth in text messaging, less is known about why teenagers have
adopted it. In this paper, we report findings from a study of teenagers' text
messaging practices. Specifically, we show that teenagers use text messaging
to: arrange and adjust times to talk, coordinate with friends and family, and
chat. Moreover, we argue that the reasons teenagers find text messaging quick,
cheap, and easy to use, are grounded in their social context. Finally we show
that teenagers encounter three problems when text messaging: understanding
evolving language, determining intent from content, and addressing messages.
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