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In the best families: tracking and relationships

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Show simple item record Mancini, Clara Rogers, Yvonne Thomas, Keerthi Joinson, Adam N. Price, Blaine A. Bandara, Arosha K. Jedrzejczyk, Lukasz Nuseibeh, Bashar 2012-01-05T16:46:26Z 2012-01-05T16:46:26Z 2011
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract A growing body of research has been exploring the use of control mechanisms to address the privacy concerns raised by location-tracking technology. We report on a qualitative study of two family groups who used a custom-built tracking application for an extended period of time. Akin to sociological breaching experiments, the study focuses on the interferences between location tracking and relationship management. We analyze the tensions that can arise between affordances of the technology and uses that the contracts between family members legitimize. We describe how, by fostering misperceptions and ‘nudging’ behaviors, location-tracking technology can generate anxieties and conflicts even in close relationships. We discuss their vulnerability to the overreaching effects of tracking, against which the use of mechanisms such as location-sharing preferences and feedback may not be socially viable. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACM International conference on Huamn Factors in Computing;05/2011
dc.rights "© ACM, 2011. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing. en_US
dc.subject location based technology en_US
dc.subject location tracking en_US
dc.subject family contract en_US
dc.subject family relationships en_US
dc.title In the best families: tracking and relationships en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor EPSRC
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid EP/FO24037/1
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1

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