Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61692-818-6.ch014
Title: BlogWall: Promoting social communication through mobile technology in Sri Lanka
Authors: Cheok, A.D. 
Fernando, O.N.N. 
Ranasinghe, N.
Zhu, K.
Edirisinghe, C.
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Cheok, A.D.,Fernando, O.N.N.,Ranasinghe, N.,Zhu, K.,Edirisinghe, C. (2010). BlogWall: Promoting social communication through mobile technology in Sri Lanka. Mobile Information Communication Technologies Adoption in Developing Countries: Effects and Implications : 205-217. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61692-818-6.ch014
Abstract: Since the invention, the mobile phone is becoming more and more popular to lead the communication sector and it has been the spirit of personal communication from the beginning of 80s. Furthermore, developing countries which have always been on the search for affordable communication solutions found mobile communication the most popular method. Low cost communication, infrastructure, and maintenance are some of the key reasons that make mobile technologies popular in developing countries. Statistics depict that the usage of short messages is one of the main communication method in developing countries and most of the organizations are using SMS (Short Message Service) as a tool to assist people, especially in African and Asian continents. Sri Lanka, as a developing country, has a unique culture which has emerged scaling many centuries, mixing with various neighboring cultures. Recently the western cultural influence has dramatically changed the various cultural aspects of the urban population. The rapid economic growth, the changes in agriculture based economic environment, advances in communication and media, and globalization trends has transformed the cultural experiences of Sri Lankans. Taking into account the speedy progress of the mobile technology, especially the SMS, the evolution of the Sri Lankan way of living which has absorbed the culture that has developed with the use of mobiles, and the long literary history where poetry had played a major role in communication, we are observing the suitability of the Blogwall system, an interactive system which operates on user SMS and provides opportunities for creative poetry by combining visual art and poetry. © 2011, IGI Global.
Source Title: Mobile Information Communication Technologies Adoption in Developing Countries: Effects and Implications
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/84392
ISBN: 9781616928186
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-818-6.ch014
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