Scaling laws of human interaction activity.

@article{Rybski2009ScalingLO,
  title={Scaling laws of human interaction activity.},
  author={Diego Rybski and Sergey V. Buldyrev and Shlomo Havlin and Fredrik Liljeros and Hern{\'a}n A. Makse},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 31},
  pages={12640-5}
}
Even though people in our contemporary technological society are depending on communication, our understanding of the underlying laws of human communicational behavior continues to be poorly understood. Here we investigate the communication patterns in 2 social Internet communities in search of statistical laws in human interaction activity. This research reveals that human communication networks dynamically follow scaling laws that may also explain the observed trends in economic growth… CONTINUE READING
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