The co-evolution of social relationships and individual behavior in time and space has important implications, but is poorly understood because of the difficulty closely tracking the everyday life of a complete community. We offer evidence that relationships and behavior co-evolve in a student dormitory, based on monthly surveys and location tracking through resident cellular phones over a period of nine months. We demonstrate that a Markov jump process could capture the co-evolution in terms of the rates at which residents visit places and friends.

Modeling the Co-evolution of Behaviors and Social Relationships using Mobile Phone Data

Lepri, Bruno;
2011

Abstract

The co-evolution of social relationships and individual behavior in time and space has important implications, but is poorly understood because of the difficulty closely tracking the everyday life of a complete community. We offer evidence that relationships and behavior co-evolve in a student dormitory, based on monthly surveys and location tracking through resident cellular phones over a period of nine months. We demonstrate that a Markov jump process could capture the co-evolution in terms of the rates at which residents visit places and friends.
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