Exploring the logic of mobile search

Westlund, Oscar and Gómez Barroso, José Luis and Compañó, Ramón and Feijoo Gonzalez, Claudio Antonio (2011). Exploring the logic of mobile search. "Behaviour & Information Technology", v. 30 (n. 5); pp. 691-703. ISSN 0144-929X. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2010.516020.


Title: Exploring the logic of mobile search
  • Westlund, Oscar
  • Gómez Barroso, José Luis
  • Compañó, Ramón
  • Feijoo Gonzalez, Claudio Antonio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Behaviour & Information Technology
Date: 2011
ISSN: 0144-929X
Volume: 30
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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After more than a decade of development work and hopes, the usage of mobile Internet has finally taken off. Now, we are witnessing the first signs of evidence of what might become the explosion of mobile content and applications that will be shaping the (mobile) Internet of the future. Similar to the wired Internet, search will become very relevant for the usage of mobile Internet. Current research on mobile search has applied a limited set of methodologies and has also generated a narrow outcome of meaningful results. This article covers new ground, exploring the use and visions of mobile search with a users' interview-based qualitative study. Its main conclusion builds upon the hypothesis that mobile search is sensitive to a mobile logic different than today's one. First, (advanced) users ask for accessing with their mobile devices the entire Internet, rather than subsections of it. Second, success is based on new added-value applications that exploit unique mobile functionalities. The authors interpret that such mobile logic involves fundamentally the use of personalised and context-based services.

Funding Projects

FP7249008CHORUS +UnspecifiedCoordinated approacH to the EurOpean effoRt on aUdio-visual Search engines

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Item ID: 11609
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/11609/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11609
DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2010.516020
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0144929X.2010.516020
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Jul 2012 10:55
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 13:49
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