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Reality mining: sensing complex social systems
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 is demonstrated.
Inferring friendship network structure by using mobile phone data
- N. Eagle, A. Pentland, D. Lazer
- PsychologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 8 September 2009
It is demonstrated that it is possible to accurately infer 95% of friendships based on the observational data alone, where friend dyads demonstrate distinctive temporal and spatial patterns in their physical proximity and calling patterns that allow the prediction of individual-level outcomes such as job satisfaction.
Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups
A psychometric methodology for quantifying a factor termed “collective intelligence” (c), which reflects how well groups perform on a similarly diverse set of group problem-solving tasks, and finds converging evidence of a general collective intelligence factor that explains a group’s performance on a wide variety of tasks.
Decentralizing Privacy: Using Blockchain to Protect Personal Data
A decentralized personal data management system that ensures users own and control their data is described, and a protocol that turns a block chain into an automated access-control manager that does not require trust in a third party is implemented.
Social fMRI: Investigating and shaping social mechanisms in the real world
Honest Signals - How They Shape Our World
In Honest Signals, Sandy Pentland presents the scientific background necessary for understanding this form of communication, applies it to examples of group behavior in real organizations, and shows how by "reading" their social networks the authors can become more successful at pitching an idea, getting a job, or closing a deal.
Big Data and Management
The authors reflect on management of big data by organizations. They comment on service level agreements (SLA) which define the nature and quality of information technology services and mention big…
Enigma: Decentralized Computation Platform with Guaranteed Privacy
Enigma removes the need for a trusted third party, enabling autonomous control of personal data, and for the first time, users are able to share their data with cryptographic guarantees regarding their privacy.
Social serendipity: mobilizing social software
Serendipity is a new mobile-phone-based system that combines the existing communications infrastructure with online introduction systems' functionality to facilitate interactions between physically proximate people through a centralized server.