Beyond “connected presence”: Multimedia mobile instant messaging in close relationship management
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摘要Despite its worldwide popularity, mobile instant messaging (MIM) as a new mode of interpersonal communication has received scant scholarly attention by far. Drawing upon the notion of “connected presence,” this study extends related discussions by exploring the patterns of MIM interaction in the management of close relationships. Focusing on WeChat, the most popular MIM in China, this study presents findings based on interviews with young Chinese as WeChat users. This study finds that WeChat’s wide functionality enabled multimodal communication in varying situations. Four modes of WeChat interaction were identified: General information exchange, experience articulation, technical support, and sympathetic companionship. The study also analyzes how user construction attaches social meaning to certain communicative practices on WeChat.
著者Cui D.
期刊名稱Mobile Media & Communication
出版年份2016
月份1
日期1
卷號4
期次1
頁次19 - 36
國際標準期刊號2050-1579
語言英式英語
關鍵詞China, mobile, mobile instant messaging, relational maintenance, WeChat

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