Jahmeilah Roberson & Bonnie Nardi
Department of Informatics
University of California, Irvine
Digital technology use among the homeless is linked to collaborative practices ensuring survival and inclusion in social worlds beyond their immediate communities.
This research reports an ethnographic study of issues
surrounding digital technologies owned and used by
homeless people in Los Angeles County. We identify two
themes—survival and social inclusion—that reveal, in part,
how digital technologies enable social ties for collaboration
in the lives of the homeless.
Homeless, digital technologies, social inclusion.
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