The everydayness of mobile media in Japan

Authored by: Kyounghwa Yonnie Kim

Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138026001
eBook ISBN: 9781315774626
Adobe ISBN: 9781317684985

10.4324/9781315774626.ch38

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Abstract

The existence of mobile media nowadays is so conspicuous that we could hardly imagine everyday life without it. Mobile media, like other media technologies, has firstly presented itself as a device with certain social contexts and functional roles, extending upon those practices of the landline phone. However mobile media has expanded the ranges of the social application and cultural customization beyond the expectation of the technological developers, reaching the significant level of universal presence.

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