Social network dynamics of face-to-face interactions

  title={Social network dynamics of face-to-face interactions},
  author={Kun Zhao and Juliette Stehl{\'e} and Ginestra Bianconi and Alain Barrat},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={83 5 Pt 2},
The recent availability of data describing social networks is changing our understanding of the "microscopic structure" of a social tie. A social tie indeed is an aggregated outcome of many social interactions such as face-to-face conversations or phone calls. Analysis of data on face-to-face interactions shows that such events, as many other human activities, are bursty, with very heterogeneous durations. In this paper we present a model for social interactions at short time scales, aimed at… CONTINUE READING
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