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Mariana Santiago de Matos-Silva ;Paidéia 2014, 24 57

Author: Ana Maria Nicolaci-da-Costa

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Paidéia ISSN: 0103-863X paideia@usp.br Universidade de São Paulo Brasil Nicolaci-da-Costa, Ana Maria; Santiago de Matos-Silva, Mariana Smartphones and Location Awareness in Brazil: Users’ Reactions Paidéia, vol.
24, núm.
57, enero-abril, 2014, pp.
115-123 Universidade de São Paulo Ribeirão Preto, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=305430422014 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Paidéia jan-apr.
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24, No.
57, 115-123.
doi:10.1590-1982-43272457201414 Article Smartphones and Location Awareness in Brazil: Users’ Reactions1 Ana Maria Nicolaci-da-Costa2 Mariana Santiago de Matos-Silva Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil Abstract: The general objective of this study was to gain detailed information on how Brazilians are using the many features of their smartphones according to their own accounts.
Among these features, of particular interest were the ways in which they react to and deal with the novelty presented by location awareness, especially in LBSN applications.
A qualitative research guided by the Underlying Discourse Unveiling Method (UDUM) was carried out.
Fifteen knowledgeable users of digital technologies aged between 23 and 38 were recruited in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
Open-ended-question interviews were conducted with each.
Results revealed that location-sharing reinforced their pre-existing fears related to violence and criminality.
They knew that criminals may have access to these technologies.
Therefore, in order to protect their personal safety most participants avoided location-disclosure.
The fears mentioned by them are embedded in the violent context they live in. Keywords: Internet, communication and technolo...





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