With the widespread adoption of camera phones, users and technology designers have been experimenting with different ways of sharing images and integrating them into everyday social interactions. Current practices of remote mobile image sharing tend to cluster around two types of uses: uploads to moblog and photo sharing sites, and personal MMS or email between handhelds. Yet social practices and technologies for handheld image sharing are still highly unstable, and modalities of sharing are likely to evolve considerably in the coming years. Based on our research on camphone use Japan, as well as reviews of related research, this position paper suggests an emergent visual sharing modality- intimate visual co-presence - that is keyed to the personal, pervasive, and intimate nature of social connections via handheld devices...

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By Mizuko Ito (Annenberg Center for Communication, University of Southern California).
Source: SmartMobs, 29th November 2005.
Via Hubert Guillaud, InternetActu, 08/12/2005.

Illustration: "Obasan?", cameraphone, 7 octobre 2005, photo © et courtesy: Sachama.