SOC364H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Social Capital, Mobile App, Spectrum Management

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5 Dec 2012
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Chapter 4: the mobile revolution before the mid 1990s- almost all phones were place bound. 16 of household had cell and home phone. , most receive cells in their cells. 28% primary way to keep in touch with friends and family. 22 organize social life the percentage doubles for younger generation. Mobile revolution is a global phenomenon: mobile connectivity around the world by 2009 3 billion phones in use and cell towers reach 80 percent of the world"s population. Three economic factors that made global use expand more rapidly than in north america: cost of fixed landlines have been higher outside of north america. 2. few countries had the extensive and expensive copper wire fibre optic infrastructures that landlines need. Cell rowers are cheaper to build, when the density of mobile users is low and many places in the developing world have leapfrogged their shortage of landline and plunged into mobile revolution. People repay for their calls and share their phones.

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