Investigating the association between synchronization and social capital

  title={Investigating the association between synchronization and social capital},
  author={Marco Mamei and Francesca Pancotto and Marco De Nadai and Bruno Lepri and Michele Vescovi and Franco Zambonelli and Alex Pentland},
Social capital has been studied in economics, sociology and political science as one of the key elements that promotes the development of modern societies. It can be defined as the source of capital that facilitates cooperation through shared social norms. In this work we investigate whether and to what extent synchronization aspects of mobile communication patterns are associated with social capital metrics. Interestingly, our results show that our synchronization-based approach well… CONTINUE READING


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