Worth at Least a Thousand Words

In the palms of young people, cameraphones are a new, personal form of storytelling, says Bonnie Bracey on the Digital Divide Network. Citing studies of Japanese mobile users, Bracey speculates that cameraphones might well “be the early indicators of a new dimension to social sensibility, the kind of media-enabled sensory shift that…changes not only the way we make small talk with friends, but the very fabric of social relations, in ways that are not possible to predict when they first surface.”