The influence of locative media on social information sharing: a review

Edwin Keijl, Randy Klaassen, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker

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    Mobile phones and social media enable people to share information with others whenever they want, wherever they want. More recent developments allow people to augment their sharing experience by geo-tagging their information through GPS enabled phones. These 'locative media' can be used to facilitate navigation, way finding or to obtain information about a physical place or object. Other services let the users tag, rate public spaces and recommend them to other people. Furthermore, people can tell their stories by attaching their own context to a physical location. This report is a literature review in the field of locative media. In order to get a complete overview of the research that is done on location-based social networking, the most recent developments in the field are investigated. We also look at research methods used to test the user experience of this type of social media systems. Furthermore, we investigate the influence of location based media on the sharing habits and social practices of the users of these systems. The conclusions of this exploration in the field of locative media research lead to design guidelines and research methods that will be used in a user evaluation of a system for location based smart photo sharing.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages33
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2013

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Centre for Telematica and Information Technology (CTIT)
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625


    • IR-85176
    • METIS-296364
    • EWI-23185
    • Social Media
    • Locative media

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