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Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies$
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James E. Katz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262113120

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262113120.001.0001

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Mobile Music as Environmental Control and Prosocial Entertainment

Mobile Music as Environmental Control and Prosocial Entertainment

(p.367) 27 Mobile Music as Environmental Control and Prosocial Entertainment
Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

James E. Katz

Katie M. Lever

Yi-Fan Chen

The MIT Press

This chapter focuses on mobile music players and their advantages. It shows how mobile music players such as MP3 players and iPod devices create an image of a person that he or she projects. These technologies are helpful in protecting individuals from not only unpleasant sounds but people as well, although they are helpful in connecting people to their friends. The chapter presents the use of mobile music players by students in creating solutions to online music accessibility by collaborating with their friends and sharing their musical tastes. It states that improvement in wireless music technologies will lead to increased capacity for social connectivity.

Keywords:   mobile music players, MP3 players, iPod, online music, wireless music technologies, social connectivity

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