'Would You Be My Friend?': Creating a Mobile Friend Network with 'Hot in the City'

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    Abstract

    An emerging technology called Near Field Communication (NFC) is used to enable touch between mobile devices. This paper describes how a mobile social media system called 'Hot in the City' (HIC) enables people to make friend connections on the spot when they meet each other. We first describe the HIC system, and then explain how the visibility of friends is arranged in the system. The research focuses on the context during the action of friend connection and how context data should be taken into account in design. A use pilot was organized to study the use of HIC. Observations from the pilot lead us to reconsider the HIC mobile application logic, study location and status information, and plan to add event and time as useful contextual data to organize collected and generated mobile information. Finally, design issues for the next steps are delineated. (17 refs.)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Hawaii international Conference on System Sciences. HICSS-43
    Place of PublicationWashington; US
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-5510-2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5509-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventThe 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS-43 - Honolulu, HI, United States
    Duration: 5 Jan 20108 Jan 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS-43
    Abbreviated titleHICSS 2010
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityHonolulu, HI
    Period5/01/108/01/10

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