Category: Science

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Via Catalana from the Twittersphere

Joint work by Manuel García-Herranz, Department of Computer Science, Universidad Autonóma de Madrid Manuel Cebrián, National Information and Communications Technology Australia, University of Melbourne Esteban Moro, Department of Mathematics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid While public demonstrations are Social Science’s most important and studied phenomena, they are also the most mysterious and poorly understood ones. Demonstrations trigger new social movements,...

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Time allocation in social networks: correlation between social structure and human communication dynamics

Giovanna Miritello, Rubén Lara, and Esteban Moro Chapter in the book “Temporal Networks”, Springer, 2013. Series: Understanding Complex Systems. Holme, Petter; Saramaki, Jari (Eds.) [pdf] Abstract Recent research has shown the deep impact of the dynamics of human interactions (or temporal social networks) on the spreading of information, opinion formation, etc. In general, the bursty nature of human interactions lowers the...

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Are you a social keeper or a social explorer?

In our last (just accepted) paper “Limited communication capacity unveils strategies for human interaction” [link] we have found that we humans have different social strategies when we communicate/interact with people. Specifically, the sociability of a person (the total number of contacts in a time interval) which is usually taken as the connectivity in the social network is actually the result...

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La ciencia de la caballería andante

Happy World Book Day La Caballería andante (…) es una ciencia, dijo Don Quijote (…) que encierra en sí todas o las más ciencias del mundo (…) el que la profesa ha de ser jurisperito, y saber las leyes de la justicia distributiva y conmutativa (…) ha de ser teólogo, para saber dar razón de la cristiana ley que profesa...

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Limits of social mobilization

Alex Rutherford, Manuel Cebrian, Sohan Dsouza, Esteban Moro, Alex Pentland, and Iyad Rahwan, PNAS 110 (16), 6281-6286 (2013) [link] Abstract The Internet and social media have enabled the mobilization of large crowds to achieve time-critical feats, ranging from mapping crises in real time, to organizing mass rallies, to conducting search-and-rescue operations over large geographies. Despite significant success, selection bias may...