Electronic Emotions in the Smartphone Era

  • Jane VincentEmail author


In 2002 the University of Surrey and the University of Erfurt worked together on a study for the mobile communications industry to gather data about how some people in both the UK and Germany were using their mobile phones (Vincent and Harper, 2003; Höflich and Gebhardt, 2005a). These devices had limited capabilities of voice and text and camera phones were not yet in common use (the first smartphones were not launched until 2007). Nevertheless, the key findings from this study regarding emotions and mobiles are notable in that they appear to remain a constant in many subsequent studies, some of which will be explored in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Media and CommunicationsLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUK

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