Future Internet 2012, 4(1), 306-321; doi:10.3390/fi4010306
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Driving the Internet: Mobile Internets, Cars, and the Social

Department of Media and Communications, The University of Sydney, Holme Building (Ao9a), Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
Received: 22 December 2011; in revised form: 7 March 2012 / Accepted: 14 March 2012 / Published: 20 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social Transformations from the Mobile Internet)
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Abstract: This paper looks at the tandem technologies of cars and the Internet, and the new ways that they are assembling the social with the mobile Internet. My argument is two-fold: firstly, the advent of mobile Internet in cars brings together new, widely divergent trajectories of Internet; secondly, such developments have social implications that vary widely depending on whether or not we recognize the broader technological systems and infrastructures, media practices, flows, and mobilities in which vehicular mobile Internets are being created.
Keywords: mobile Internet; automobile; cars; Internet; mobile media; social transformations

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Goggin, G. Driving the Internet: Mobile Internets, Cars, and the Social. Future Internet 2012, 4, 306-321.

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Goggin G. Driving the Internet: Mobile Internets, Cars, and the Social. Future Internet. 2012; 4(1):306-321.

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