Heavy-tailed statistics in short-message communication

  title={Heavy-tailed statistics in short-message communication},
  author={Wei-Tyng Hong and Xiao-liang Han and Tao Zhou and Binghong Wang},
Short-message (SM) is one of the most frequently used communication channels in the modern society. In this Brief Report, based on the SM communication records provided by some volunteers, we investigate the statistics of SM communication pattern, including the interevent time distributions between two consecutive short messages and two conversations, and the distribution of message number contained by a complete conversation. In the individual level, the current empirical data raises a strong… 

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