Japan Media Review — A New Set of Social Rules for a Newly Wireless Society

“Teens and twentysomethings usually do not bother to set a time and place for their meetings. They exchange as many as 5 to 15 messages throughout the day that progressively narrows in on a time and place, two points eventually converging in a coordinated dance through the urban jungle. To not have a [portable phone] is to be walking blind, disconnected from just-in-time information on where and when you are in the social networks of time and place…Just as Weblogs are distributing journalistic authority on the Internet, mobile media further de-centers information exchange by channeling it through networks that are persistently available to the mobile many.” Mizuko Ito [Via KairosNews. — DGJ] —Japan Media Review — A New Set of Social Rules for a Newly Wireless Society OJR)