A102. Rice, R.E. & Hagen, I. (2010). Young adults’ perpetual contact, social connection, and social control through the internet and mobile phones. In C.T. Salmon (Ed.), Communication yearbook, 34 (pp. 2-39).  London: Routledge.

New communication media, in both wired and wireless forms, are becoming embedded in young people’s everyday lives at home, in their bedroom, at school, in malls and in transit. Grounded in the concept of perpetual contact, this chapter synthesizes research on two general social implications -- social connectivity and social control -- of teenagers’ and college students’ use of two sets of new media – Internet (email, Instant Messaging (IM) and chat) and mobile phones (voice, Short Message Service (SMS, or texting) and wireless email).

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