Social media is at its finest in the middle of the first
decade of the third millennium. In particular, a steadily
increasing amount of social media content is created with
mobile devices such as digital cameras and camcorders.
More and more content captured with these mobile devices
is being uploaded on the Web, and the uploaded content
receives ever more people downloading it in return, as
well as tagging it, recommending it to friends, refining
it for own purposes, and so on.
Killer applications such as MySpace, and especially the
likes of YouTube and Flickr, enjoy and benefit from
content created by mobile devices. It is crucial to note,
however, that for the vast majority, the advantages of
mobility have only been utilized in the content creation
part, rather than the content consumption part. Mobile
content consumption has until now been neglected in
social media application design and provisioning.
This report aims at providing a glance on how mobility,
and along with it the important notion of
context-awareness, has impact on social media. Moreover,
the report seeks to analyze the potential business
opportunities for mobile social media. The research was
conducted in the form of expert interviews.
|Place of Publication
|VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
|Number of pages
|Published - 2007
|MoE publication type
|VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes
- Web 2.0
- social media
- business models