Humphreys – Cellphones in public places

Caller’s Hegemony

“This may include inquiring about the answerer’s currentactivities which, according to Hopper, may infringe the answerer’s privacy.For all of these reasons, the caller has more power than the answerer in therelationship. Understanding how this asymmetrical relationship translates to acellphone interaction, where the call recipient may know who is callingthrough caller identification (caller ID), can provide insight into broad socialrelations.”

“Even in anextreme situation where someone is involved in a passionate argument witha loved one, Hopper found overwhelmingly that people will answer theirtelephone. Inevitably, the face-to-face encounter is superceded by themediated interruption of the summoning telephone.”

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