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Page: 4269 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3847-5
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain

PATTERNS OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION: YOUTH, IDENTITY AND MOBILE DEVICES

The widespread adoption of CMC in the context of education and research has given rise to a new ‎sub-culture in which patterns of communication, expectations of social communication exchanges, ‎and language formality have changed. In this paper, we describe a diary-log study of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) usage amongst youth in Arabic-Speaking populations. This qualitative study examined diary logs of CMC patterns of 61 youth participants, ages ranging between 14 to 24 years. Analysis involved trend analysis of the type of messages exchanged, size and timing of the messages, emotional expressions in CMC exchanges amongst youth, and the language transformations that are relevant to the design of interactions in CMC (e.g. introduction of Latin characters in the native Arabic language CMC due to constraints in mobile devices’ interfaces), and the CMC modes which involved attachments such as images, media or photos. Three variables were examined in the logs; gender, time of logging and linguistic patterns. Findings of this study showed that gender variations were not prevalent in CMC usage in the context of native Arabic-speaking youth. Results also suggest that patterns of CMC amongst youth vary according to the day of the week as well as the time of day. Prevalence of language transformations in Arabic CMC was also examined across genders and variations were found in the adoption of formal and colloquial CMC in Arabic. Implications for the design of CMC in the context of Education and Research will be discussed.
keywords: cmc, hci, mobile.
@InProceedings{ALHAKBANI2013PAT,
author = {Alhakbani, N. and AlMurshad, R. and Alabdulqader, E. and Alshehri, M. and Alothman, A. and Al-Wabil, A.},
title = {PATTERNS OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION: YOUTH, IDENTITY AND MOBILE DEVICES},
series = {6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3847-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {18-20 November, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {4269}}
TY - CONF
AU - N. Alhakbani AU - R. AlMurshad AU - E. Alabdulqader AU - M. Alshehri AU - A. Alothman AU - A. Al-Wabil
TI - PATTERNS OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION: YOUTH, IDENTITY AND MOBILE DEVICES
SN - 978-84-616-3847-5/2340-1095
PY - 2013
Y1 - 18-20 November, 2013
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2013 Proceedings
SP - 4269
EP - 4269
ER -
N. Alhakbani, R. AlMurshad, E. Alabdulqader, M. Alshehri, A. Alothman, A. Al-Wabil (2013) PATTERNS OF COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION: YOUTH, IDENTITY AND MOBILE DEVICES, ICERI2013 Proceedings, p. 4269.
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