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  1. In this article, a country specific comparative mobile usability study is presented, using Iran and Turkey as the two chosen emerging/emergent nation exemplars of smartphone usage and adoption. In a focus group study, three mobile applications were…
  2. The capacity to use information technology at levels required for functioning well in society is important for accessing employment and education opportunities, health information, and civic engagement. Low capacity levels are closely associated…
  3. Technology development and the Internet have changed communication processes. By combining two most outstanding modern innovations – the Internet and mobile telephone – the mobile Internet has become one of the most popular mobile services for…
  4. While mobile media, such as low-cost mobiles, smartphones, tablets, and mobile Internet, are being taken up widely around the globe, we have little understanding about their implications for media geographies. In this paper, we take up the question…
  5. Recent empirical studies based on surveys bring evidence that international remittances are more the result of familial intertemporal contracts than self-insurance motivations. Exploiting transaction-level remittance data carried out by 3294…
  6. Traditional consumption theory assumes that the welfare from goods and technologies occurs at the point where they are purchased and hence that what matters from this point of view is the extent of adoption by society. But as Sen (1985) and others…
  7. The main attempt of this paper is to identify the patterns of mobile phone usage among fishermen in Pangkor Island in Malaysia. This study is quantitative in nature, where a total of 250 fishermen were selected as the respondents. The findings…
  8. Transnational mothers working in foreign countries face the challenges of providing "intensive" mothering to their children from a distance, and risk being subject to the "deviancy" discourse of mothering. This paper investigates the role of mobile…
  9. Transnational mothers working in foreign countries face the challenges of providing "intensive" mothering to their children from a distance, and risk being subject to the "deviancy" discourse of mothering. This paper investigates the role of mobile…