About the authors
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Matthias Berg studied cultural studies, musicology and economics with an emphasis on popular culture as well as media and communication research. He is a member of the Institute of Media, Communication, and Information (IMKI) at the University of Bremen, Germany. Currently Matthias Berg is working on his PhD-project which focuses on the interrelations of (labour)mobility, mediated digital communication, interpersonal relations, and social communication networks.
Leopoldina Fortunati studied literature, philosophy and social science. She then worked at the University of Padua, Venice, Trieste and Udine. She is professor of Sociology of Communication with a focus on new media at the University of Udine. Her research interests include gender studies, cultural processes such as fashion, and the role and the social use of communication and information technologies, in particular fixed and mobile phone as well as internet.
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