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The Use of Private Mobile Phones at War: Accounts From the Donbas Conflict

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The Use of Private Mobile Phones at War : Accounts From the Donbas Conflict. / Shklovski, Irina; Wulf, Volker.

Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems . Association for Computing Machinery, 2018. Paper No. 386.

Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

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Shklovski, I & Wulf, V 2018, The Use of Private Mobile Phones at War: Accounts From the Donbas Conflict. in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems ., Paper No. 386, Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173960

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Shklovski, I., & Wulf, V. (2018). The Use of Private Mobile Phones at War: Accounts From the Donbas Conflict. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [Paper No. 386] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173960

Vancouver

Shklovski I, Wulf V. The Use of Private Mobile Phones at War: Accounts From the Donbas Conflict. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems . Association for Computing Machinery. 2018. Paper No. 386 https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173960

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Shklovski, Irina ; Wulf, Volker. / The Use of Private Mobile Phones at War : Accounts From the Donbas Conflict. Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems . Association for Computing Machinery, 2018.

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