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Over the past twenty years, the high penetration of mobile phones as a means of interpersonal communication, especially among adolescents, has facilitated access to broader social environments outside their own family. Through the extension of their social environment, teenagers [...]

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This paper analyzes the role of young consumers in the context of new communication processes arising from emerging technologies. It examines the use of mobile device applications that activate new, more complex social and communicative uses of technology. The applications for smartphones [...]

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Mobility and access to Web contents and services from any place having an internet connection are both advantages of using mobile devices like mobile phones, pdas, smartphones, ultra mobile PCs or ultra low cost PCs. However, new questions also arise, mainly related to content accessibility: [...]

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In the last years we have seen many attempts to transfer the desktop browser experience to the mobile sphere, with poor results. Nonetheless, both devices’ performance improvement and the development of new browsing support technologies are enabling the rise of a new form of mobile [...]

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This article aims to offer a guide of observed practices based on the main results obtained after the two-year European Feder project (April 2013-15) ‘Public and private in mobile communications’ carried out at LabCom.IFP, Beira Interior University in Portugal. Both quantitative [...]