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Driving the Internet: Mobile Internets, Cars, and the Social

DOI: 10.3390/fi4010306

Keywords: mobile Internet, automobile, cars, Internet, mobile media, social transformations

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This paper looks at the tandem technologies of cars and the Internet, and the new ways that they are assembling the social with the mobile Internet. My argument is two-fold: firstly, the advent of mobile Internet in cars brings together new, widely divergent trajectories of Internet; secondly, such developments have social implications that vary widely depending on whether or not we recognize the broader technological systems and infrastructures, media practices, flows, and mobilities in which vehicular mobile Internets are being created.

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