The Mobile Communication Society:
A cross-cultural analysis of available evidence on the social uses of wireless communication technology
Manuel Castells (USC), Mireia Fernandez-Ardevol (UOC), Jock Linchuan Qiu (USC),and Araba Sey (USC)http://annenberg.usc.edu/international_communication/WirelessWorkshop/MCS.pdf
This research report offers an analytical overview of existing research on the social uses of wireless communication technology. It seeks to provide a solid empirical basis for an informed discussion of the social uses
and social effects of wireless in Europe, the Asian Pacific and the United States. Major themes explored include the deep connection between wireless >communication and the emergence of youth culture, the transformation
of language by texting and multimodalty, the growing importance of wireless communication in socio-political mobilization, and changes in the practice of time and space resulting from wireless communication.
A research report prepared for the International Workshop on Wireless Communication Policies and Prospects: A Global Perspective, held at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, Los
Angeles, October 8th and 9th 2004.