Sharing the big apple: A survey study of people, place and locatability

A. Grandhi Sukeshini, Jones Quentin, Karam Samer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Scopus citations


With the advancement in technologies to locate individuals, there has been an emergence of information systems that link People-to-People-to-Geographical- Places, labeled P3- Systems. While various P3-System services have been proposed and deployed, there is limited knowledge on people's desires and attitudes towards such services. We used the P3-Systems framework to guide a survey study of the impact of 'place' on people's social information needs and willingness to share personal location data. At fourteen different place types (Restaurant, Post Office, Etc.) in Manhattan, New York, we surveyed 509 individuals over 3 weeks. The vast majority of respondents expressed a desire for and willing to share their personal location data. E.g., 77% of respondents were willing to reveal their current location to others (17% with complete strangers).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI'05 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'05
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2005
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2005 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2005Apr 7 2005

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


  • Context aware computing
  • Location based services
  • P3-systems
  • Pervasive computing
  • Virtual communities


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