Performing a check-in: Emerging practices, norms and 'conflicts' in location-sharing using foursquare

Henriette Cramer*, Mattias Rost, Lars Erik Holmquist

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Abstract

Location-sharing services have a long history in research, but have only recently become available for consumers. Most popular commercial location-sharing services differ from previous research efforts in important ways: they use manual 'check-ins' to pair user location with semantically named venues rather than tracking; venues are visible to all users; location is shared with a potentially very large audience; and they employ incentives. By analysis of 20 in-depth interviews with foursquare users and 47 survey responses, we gained insight into emerging social practices surrounding location-sharing. We see a shift from privacy issues and data deluge, to more performative considerations in sharing one's location. We discuss performance aspects enabled by check-ins to public venues, and show emergent, but sometimes conflicting norms (not) to check-in.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile HCI 2011
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
PublisherACM
Pages57-66
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450305419
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2011 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 30 Aug 20112 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Mobile HCI 2011
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period30/08/112/09/11

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