Where 2.0." Exploring the place experience of "hyperconnected" digital media users

Lorenza Parisi*

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates how digital media are reshaping users' place experience. It relies on 19 interviews with "hyperconnected" individuals and explores two topics: The social use of digital representations of places; the sociospatial features of the communication environments created by digital media. Firstly, hyperconnected individuals use geographically referenced content to: 1) orient them in physical space; 2) manage symbolic resources in the construction of their identity; 3) socially share spatial experiences. Secondly, as the use of Instant Messaging applications shows, digital media reshape place experience by functioning as mediated environments for social interactions and by affecting the perception of presence/absence.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSOCIOLOGICA
    Volume9
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Digital Media
    • Hyperconnected Users.
    • Instant Messaging
    • Networked Space
    • Place Experience

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