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Unformatted text preview: meetings as a situation clarifies itself. Micro -coordination can be used to organize get -togethers and it can be used to sort out the logistics of daily life (e.g. sending reminders to one another or exchanging information on the fly). Extending this concept further, the cell phone can be used to coordinate so called "flash mobs" as well as different kinds of protests. 18 While micro -coordination describes an instrumental type of interaction, another line of research has examined how the cell phone can be used for expressive interaction. Since the device provides us direct access to one another, it allows us to maintain ongoing interaction with family and friends. 19 This, in turn provides the basis for the enhancement of social cohesion. 20 In this vein, some researchers have examined how the cell phone affects our sense of safety and security. 21 The cell phone can be used to summon help when accidents have happened and they can be seen as a type of insurance in case something bad occurs. Others have examined how teens, as well as others,...
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