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Avoiding creepy people: social networks increasing the pleasure of carpooling


Manning, J and Lueg, C and Buttfield-Addison, PS, Avoiding creepy people: social networks increasing the pleasure of carpooling, Proceedings of the 21st Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG), 23-27 November 2009, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. EJ . (2009) [Conference Extract]

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The usefulness of carpooling has long been recognised as an effective method of transport, offering environmentally friendly transport at a high level of convenience. However, as with any social activity, carpooling comes with the risk of engaging with potentially undesirable people. Mobile technology has increasingly been used to access social networking services, and location-aware mobile social software has the potential to address the problems in carpooling; however, existing software is far from perfect and suffers from a variety of shortcomings. In an effort to address this, we present suggested remedies to these problems in the form of a framework for understanding and improving location-aware mobile social software as a whole.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Car pooling, location awareness, mobile social software, social networking
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information services
Objective Field:Information services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Manning, J (Dr Jonathon Manning)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
UTAS Author:Buttfield-Addison, PS (Mr Paris Buttfield-Addison)
ID Code:62645
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2010-03-15
Last Modified:2013-06-19
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