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Mobility Over the Internet

  • Aharon KellermanEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Abstract

Mobilities in both physical and virtual spaces, have received growing attention by contemporary scholars. The notion of cyber-mobility will be reviewed first, followed by discussions of the following specific notions, as for their relevance for Internet analysis: flow, speed, directionality, circularity, co-presence, and time-space compression. Internet co-presence evolves for all the four elements sought by individuals in space at large: fellow people, places, times and information. All the four elements, and the co-presence which they involve, will be presented in detail. Meaningful co-presence is not something that is just there, developing or occurring automatically, but it requires some activation by relevant Internet users.

Keywords

Cyber-mobility Flow Speed Directionality Circularity Co-presence Time-space compression 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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