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Unformatted text preview: able to communicate with others rapidly is something new to young people. But this is more of the technological side of the cellular phone. The article speaks of a girl keeping her phone beside her pillow at night for fear of missing a call from a friend who might need her help. This is an example of a cellular phone being used as a source of comfort. The phone in this case acts as a reassuring reminder that your loved ones are only a call away. The problem with this situation is the degree to which the subjects in the study find themselves linked to their phones. The ability to turn the phone off no longer seems like a viable option. If kids today have trouble leaving home without their phones imagine future generations. References- Gitte Stald. (2008). Mobile Identity: Youth, Identity, and Mobile Communication Media. Youth, Identity, and Digital Media. In D. Buckingham (Ed.) Youth, Identity, and Digital Media (pp. 143-164). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press....
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- Fall '12
- cellular phone, Gitte Stald, Mobile Communication Media, Krista Riley Youth & Media