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From the Publisher"When I look forinformed understanding of the emerging effects of mobile phone use,I count on Rich Ling not only for sound theory and empiricalfoundations, but for insight and engaging writing."
Howard Rheingold,Stanford University
"Smart, rich, panoramic."
Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet and American LifeProject
"At one time, wetraveled to communicate or sat at home or work, waiting for thephone to ring. Now, the calls come wherever we are, whether we likeit or not. This is the first comprehensive account of the mobilesociety, going well behind the ringtones to discuss how we're usingmobile phones and how they are using us."
Barry Wellman, University of Toronto
"Storied mobile communication researchers Jonathan Donner andRichard Ling have given us a savvy, panoramic view of how mobilecommunication has changed and is changing lives around the world.They reveal how portable communication technology is affectingevery level of human endeavor, from socioeconomic transformationsin the developing world to mischief in the classroom. Their adroittreatment is required reading for anyone interested in thesubject."
James E. Katz, Rutgers University