, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 255-268
Date: 03 Nov 2005

Reality mining: sensing complex social systems

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Abstract

We introduce a system for sensing complex social systems with data collected from 100 mobile phones over the course of 9 months. We demonstrate the ability to use standard Bluetooth-enabled mobile telephones to measure information access and use in different contexts, recognize social patterns in daily user activity, infer relationships, identify socially significant locations, and model organizational rhythms.