Co-director of the A C M Network Dr. Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol from the IN3-UOC in Barcelona has recently published two papers about the use (and non-use) patterns of mobile telephony performed by elderly people in two cities: one in Toronto, and another one in Montevideo (Uruguay). These two publications complete a case study series carried out in different contexts in the last two years; Los Angeles and Barcelona are the other cases under examination.
For the Barcelona paper, look for the following reference:
Fernández-Ardèvol, M, Arroyo L. 2012. Mobile telephony and older people: Exploring use and rejection. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture. 3(1):9-24.
For a recent publication by Dr. Fernández-Ardèvol related to this topic, see the following link:
Fernández-Ardèvol, M. 2012. Missed calls: Barcelona and Los Angeles compared. Technology & Emerging Media Track – Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association (Waterloo, May 30 -June 1, 2012). Watterloo, Ontario: Canadian Communication Association.