Entropy and the Predictability of Online Life

@article{Sinatra2014EntropyAT,
  title={Entropy and the Predictability of Online Life},
  author={Roberta Sinatra and Michael Szell},
  journal={Entropy},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={543-556}
}
Using mobile phone records and information theory measures, our daily lives have been recently shown to follow strict statistical regularities, and our movement patterns are, to a large extent, predictable. Here, we apply entropy and predictability measures to two datasets of the behavioral actions and the mobility of a large number of players in the virtual universe of a massive multiplayer online game. We find that movements in virtual human lives follow the same high levels of predictability… CONTINUE READING
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