Chapter 12. Mobile in Academia

Name: Shawn Van Every

Occupation: Professor, New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program

Device: Currently uses a Nokia N95 (8GB U.S. 3G version) for voice, SMS, MMS, photos, videos, and sometimes data (generally apps for photo/video upload).

Mobile Data Habits: Uses SMS/MMS a couple of times a day. Uses an iPhone (version 1) for utilizing the web and other applications (mainly email) very, very often (all day if not at his computer). Uses maps, Facebook, Twitter, video consuming, and a couple of other applications on an irregular basis.


Shawn is a teacher in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. His academic research focus is on emerging technologies related to media creation, distribution, ...

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