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Cell phone novels


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    • Cell phone stories
    • Cellphone novels
    • Cellular telephone novels
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    • found: Clark, R.C. Cell phone novels in Young adult library services, winter 2009(cell phone novels: novel containing 200 and 500 pages, with each page containing about 500 Japanese characters; predominantly dialogue; employ clipped on-liners, emoticons, spaces (to show that a character is thinking), all of which can be read easily on a mobile phone interface; scene and character development are lacking; often deal with themes of interest to high school girls and are set in everyday locations)
    • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 28, 2009(cell phone novel: first literary genre to emerge from the cellular age via text messaging; differing from regular novels, mobile phone novels may be structured according to the authors preference; phone novels are meant to be read in 1,000 to 2,000-word (in China) or 70-word (in Japan) chapters via text message on mobile phones. They are downloaded in short installments and run on handsets as Java-based applications on a mobile phone)
    • found: CNN WWW site, Aug. 28, 2009:Feb. 26, 2009 article (Cell phone stories; cell phone novels; since it emerged in Japan nearly a decade ago, the cell phone novel has moved from a little-known subgenre to a mainstream literary phenomenon; even spreading to other countries as other cultures start to take part in a type of composition long considered purely Japanese; the cell phone novel market may be cooling in Japan, it is just starting to emerge in other countries, like the United States, where faster networks and cheaper data plans are leading more consumers to use handsets in ways similar to people in Japan)
    • found: LC database, Aug. 28, 2009(cellphone novels)
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    • 2009-09-16: new
    • 2009-09-17: revised
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