Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Marco De Martini , pp. 27. DSN/School of Planning and Media Design, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: Marco De Martini
Titel / Title: Magellan on Foursquare
Översatt titel / Translated title: Magellan on Foursquare
Abstrakt Abstract:

The paper explores the rise of digital cartography and subsequently location-based services, using Foursquare as case study. In fact, the rise of smartphones and wireless technologies have made Internet ubiquitous and online services accessible from anywhere. In this context, I address the changes in carthography and how it has been remediated on digital media. I then analyze some of the developments brought by the Web 2.0 in relation to location-based services, especially user-generated content, social networking websites, tagging and geotagging. Foursquare's content is created by its users, therefore enabling them to map the(ir) world. Foursquare remediates maps and travel guides, and it uses game dynamics to foster usage and sharing. The concept of online identity-building will be also addressed in relation to the sharing of one's location and how these factors enhance performative aspects. I conclude by investigating how the geotagging tendency on social networking platforms could be as well seen as a tool for enhancing user-generated surveillance.

Ämnesord / Subject: Medieteknik - Media Technology
Humaniora - the Humanities\Sociology
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Effects on Society
Nyckelord / Keywords: Web 2.0, User-generated Content, Remediation, Folksonomy, Foursquare, Google Maps, Cartography, Geotagging, Rhizome, Identity, Performance, Surveillance

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8rfteq
Program:/ Programme Medieteknik med inr. mot interaktiva system/Mediatechniques
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 02/13/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: C-Uppsats


Handledare / Supervisor: Lissa Holloway-Attaway
Examinator / Examiner: Lissa Holloway-Attaway, Talan Memmott
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: DSN/School of Planning and Media Design

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