Mobile Communities - Future Trends and Challenges


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Session presentation at CommunityCamp 2008 Berlin, ccb08; 2008-11-01, 2008-11-02, post hoc produced, with new charts and slides
// slideshow has been presented too at MobileCamp Dresden 2009, 2009-04-25 #mcdd09 and at InfoCamp Berlin 2008 (informationarchitecture)

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Mobile Communities - Future Trends and Challenges

  1. 1. Mobile Communities First thoughts about a complex issue Willi Schroll Nov 1/2 2008 Berlin1
  2. 2. What is complicated in the world of Mobile Communities? Are they not just „your buddies and social network on a mobile device“? When the social space meets the mobile space some things will interfere. 2
  3. 3. Community Sociological definition Group of interacting people living in a common location. Organised around common values and social cohesion within a shared geographical location. A bit to loco-centric for the networked, mobile people of 21st century? 3
  4. 4. Mobile Anthropology/Psychology Human beings move around for different purposes, with different technologies, speeds, distances. Buying milk, meeting people, travelling. Virtualization as an option: „Felt distance“ can be reduced by telecommunication tech too. 4
  5. 5. Semantics Linking docs is ok (web 1.0). Connecting things, people, places, actions – guided and filtered by meaning structures – opens up new possibilities. 5
  6. 6. „moss“ web... sensors inclusive The three forces make up the mobile social semantic web. With the invasion of the sensors we actually have a fourth factor with again new possibilities. Source : we 6
  7. 7. Ubiquitous sociality – wishful? User experience design issues for the mobile-social device pose basic questions. Location-based and social awareness services have to be tuned carefully. Maybe stealth service is a killer app in the future transparency scenario. What to do with ubi web? Source: 7
  8. 8. Design dilemma? „You cannot not communicate“ Paul Watzlawick Applied to location aware services with social tracking: If you decide to switch off social- local visibility then this is an act of hiding. Maybe this act itself should stay hidden, if possible. Source: 8
  9. 9. Complex unfolding Some building blocks for emer- ging moss apps and services local local communities mobile space knowledge actual location future location route planning local events local offers local advertising positioning tech social lifestream actual environment actual phys. state sensor/recog. tech social mapping geo tagging semantic tech Social LBS recommendation gaming sharing bandwidth reviewing/voting dating socializing soc. augm. reality online adhoc/tmp communities social space communities 9
  10. 10. Willi Schroll •, moss web twine:, id:bowman