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DroPicks – A Tool for Collaborative Content Sharing Exploiting Everyday Artefacts

  • Simo Hosio
  • Fahim Kawsar
  • Jukka Riekki
  • Tatsuo Nakajima
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4836)

Abstract

Emergence of social web services like YouTube[1], Flickr[2] etc. is constantly transforming the way we share our lifestyles with family, friends and colleagues. The significance of specific contents can be enhanced if shared with the right person, at right location and time. This paper explores this contextual social content sharing mechanism and presents DroPicks that utilizes augmented everyday artefacts as containers for digital information. Many everyday artefacts are immobile, which implicitly restricts contents stored to a location. Such indirect, contextual sharing has advantages over direct communication mechanisms (E-mail, SMS, IM...) as it provides the content in correct context, seeking minimal attention. Considering the lightness of social contents, we argue that our approach is appropriate, as it does not seek immediate attention, but rather offers the content in the background.

Keywords

Short Message Service Content Item Pervasive Computing Instant Messaging Social Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simo Hosio
    • 1
  • Fahim Kawsar
    • 1
  • Jukka Riekki
    • 2
  • Tatsuo Nakajima
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of OuluFinland
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science, Waseda UniversityJapan

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