July 15, 2013

Study to look at mobile phone use by the homeless

A study to be undertaken next month by the University of Sydney is expected to provide valuable insights into the uses of mobile technology by homeless women and children, and young people, two of the fastest-growing homeless groups in Australia. [via ITWire]

quotemarksright.jpgResults from the study, to be conducted by University of Sydney lecturer in Digital Cultures, Dr Justine Humphry, is aimed at influencing how government departments – increasingly using apps and other digital channels – stay in touch with “vulnerable and difficult-to-pinpoint groups of people” which together make up two-thirds of Australia’s homeless population.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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Related: - A Homeless Man and His BlackBerry (TIME)

Other article on the importance of cell phones for the homeless blogged by textually over the years

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