It wasn’t so long ago that wi-fi seemed more like sci-fi. In just half a generation, laptops, smart phones, and tablets have been transformed from novelties to necessities. But we’re only beginning to understand how they have transformed us. In what ways have mobile communication devices changed our relationships with each other and the world? What potential do they offer for improving our lives and our society—or for overuse and abuse? How will next-generation technologies and networking platforms affect the next generation of human beings?

Join us in examining the social consequences of this burgeoning revolution at the Center for Mobile Communication Studies. Located at Boston University’s College of Communication, we are the world’s first academic research, education, and consulting center to focus solely on the social aspects of mobile communication.


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