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Title: "It's just not that exciting anymore": The changing centrality of SMS in the everyday lives of young Danes
Authors: Bertel, Troels Fibæk
Ling, Richard
Keywords: short message system
mobile communication
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Bertel, T. F., & Ling, R. (2016). "It's just not that exciting anymore": The changing centrality of SMS in the everyday lives of young Danes. New Media & Society, 18(7), 1293-1309.
Series/Report no.: New Media & Society
Abstract: This article considers the centrality of short message system (SMS) texting in the communication repertoires of young Danes. Recent years have seen dramatic changes in the mediascape with a multitude of new possibilities for text-based communication; Facebook, in particular, has become popular among young Danes. Some have suggested that the role of SMS texting, a technology that was previously an entrenched part of young people’s communication repertoires, has changed in this diversified media environment. Based on interviews with 31 Danish high school students and drawing on the domestication approach, this article examines the use practices and meanings associated with SMS texting in today’s complex and evolving mediascape. This article argues that SMS texting is becoming re-domesticated, its meanings changing, and the technology finding a new position in the communication repertoires of users.
ISSN: 1461-4448
DOI: 10.1177/1461444814555267
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
Rights: © 2014 The Author(s) (published by SAGE Publications).
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