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”Andra kan tydligen se var man är”: En studie om hur lokaliseringsteknik påverkar användning och beteende hos datormobilanvändare
Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it.
Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“Apparently, others can see where you’re at” : A study on how the location-recognition technology affects the behavior of smartphone users (English)
Abstract [sv]

Användningen av GPS-teknik har på senare år tagit ett stort steg framåt. I dag finns den inbyggd i våra datormobiler som inte sällan rapporterar var vi befinner oss. I denna uppsats undersöks hur datormobilanvändare påverkas av datormobilens inbyggda GPS.

Teknik utvecklas ständigt, det som var nytt i går kan kännas gammalt i dag. De senare åren har försäljningen av datormobiler expanderat kraftigt. I takt med detta har Internet blivit något som människor ständigt bär med sig. Då allt fler datormobiler sålts har även mobilapplikationer blivit allt vanligare. Många av dagens applikationer kräver GPS för att fungera och sociala medier erbjuder användare att dela med sig av positionering i samband med inlägg och uppdateringar. En fråga som uppstår i och med detta handlar om bevakning och integritet. I denna uppsats redovisar vi hur datormobilanvändare ser på lokaliseringsfunktionen i mobiltelefonen och hur de ser på GPS-teknologin överlag. De främsta för- och nackdelarna diskuteras och sätts i proportion till varandra. 

Abstract [en]

The use of GPS technology has during the last couple of years made significant progress. Today GPS is a standard function in modern cellphones. The GPS function in the cellphones enables tracking and is also one of the fundamental building stones in many smartphone applications. This essay investigates how users are affected by the GPS function in modern smartphones.

Technology is always changing, smartphones and GPS are no exceptions. During the last year the sales and usage of smartphones has increased significantly. As the Internet gets more and more available and people have the possibility to go online with their mobile phones, the usage of smartphone applications also have increased. As of this, applications are now a well-known concept. Many applications need location data in order to function. It’s the smartphones GPS-functionality, built in to whatever application that provides data for positioning. Different social media provides users with their location, which can be used in status updates. A question that often comes up is about the personal integrity and monitoring that follows with GPS tracking. In this essay smartphone users share their comments about the technology. The primary advantages and disadvantages are discussed in proportions to each other. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
GPS, integrity, monitoring, mobility, smartphone, mobile application, mobile technology
Keywords [sv]
GPS, integritet, övervakning, mobilitet, datormobil, mobilapplikation, mobilteknologi.
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Media Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15047OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-15047DiVA, id: diva2:484362
Subject / course
Media Technology
Uppsok
Technology
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Available from: 2012-01-27 Created: 2012-01-26 Last updated: 2012-01-27Bibliographically approved

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