Temporal motifs reveal homophily, gender-specific patterns, and group talk in call sequences

@article{Kovanen2013TemporalMR,
  title={Temporal motifs reveal homophily, gender-specific patterns, and group talk in call sequences},
  author={L. Kovanen and K. Kaski and J. Kert{\'e}sz and J. Saram{\"a}ki},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={110},
  pages={18070 - 18075}
}
Significance Social ties are more common between individuals with similar traits, a feature known as homophily. Ties are also known to be stronger between individuals with multiple common acquaintances. Both of these two properties constrain the flow of information and ideas in social networks. We study time-dependent communication patterns in a large mobile phone communication dataset and show that both of these two properties are in fact stronger than can be observed in any static snapshot of… Expand
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