Mobile Messaging and the Crisis in Participation Television

Goggin, Gerard & Spurgeon, Christina L. (2008) Mobile Messaging and the Crisis in Participation Television. In Hartmann, Maren, Rossler, Patrick, & Hoflich, Joachim R. (Eds.) After the Mobile Phone? Social Changes and the Development of Mobile Communication. Frank & Timme, Leipzig, pp. 55-68.


This chapter looks at how text messaging has been used to bridge existting mass media such as television and new mobile media. New programme TV formats and genres have been developed to take advantage of the new commercial opportunities of convergence, including 'participation TV' which is considered in detail here. The chapter also provides an account of a 2006-2007 UK crisis of public confidence in participation. This reflected a failue of regulation. More profoundly, it reflected a missed opportunity on the part of industry to include ethical decision-making in the wider processes of market-based innovation.

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ID Code: 15125
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: mobile phone, SMS, text messaging, participation TV, premium rate mobile services
ISBN: 9783865961679
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Frank & Timme
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:48

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