Worldwide use of mobile phones has created a newbasis for interpersonal communication and has become aubiquitous feature of youth culture. This thesis focused on universitystudents use of mobile communication in New Zealand in the context oftheir everyday practices. The study was designed as across-national comparative research project with a focus on NewZealand. The usage behavior, experiences, attitudes, and opinions of young NZers towards mobile phone use was examined and contrasted to young German and American students.This research focused on general mobile phone use, text-messaging(SMS), the acceptance of Third Generation (3G) cell phones,mobile phone use in public places, gender-specific usages, and mobilesocial networks. Methodological and data triangulation wasapplied. Results indicated that the number of providers aswell as tariff structures appear to influence mobile phone adoptionwithin a country. To adjust to the duopoly situation, youngpeople in NZ preferred prepaid cards in connection with a SMSpackage. This was reflected by extraordinarily high use of SMS in NZ.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.NRK3 is a digital TV channel aimed at youth and young adults and produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Launched on 3 September 2007, and on air from 19.30 each evening, the channel features such British and American shows as Sugar Rush, Heroes, Third Watch, The Daily Show, True Blood, Top Gear and Primeval, as well as Norwegian and Scandinavian youth productions like Topp 20, and Det beste fra Åpen Post. In addition the channel recently started broadcasting the immensely popular Australian soap-opera Neighbours. Late at night, typically after midnight, NRK3 airs Svisj, an interactive programme with music videos and SMS chat.