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Clive Thompson on Real-World Social Networks vs. Facebook 'Friends'
"Almost every time he analyzes a group, Waber discovers that the super-connector — the crucial person who routes news among team members — isn't the manager. "The manager is almost always peripheral," Waber says. "It's some random guy." And that person is usually overworked and overstressed. He isn't given enough support to fulfill his role, because nobody in the firm knows he's doing it in the first place. If you study the org chart, the higher-ups are in control. But if you study reality, those same managers barely know what's going on...This type of research has evolved into a new field called reality mining."
research  realitymining  clivethompson  networks  community  collaboration  communication  datamining  management  socialnetworking  psychology  networking  socialnetworks  connectivity 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Citysense: Lets You Know What Everybody's Doing - O'Reilly Radar
"The current release of Citysense answers the question "Where's Everybody?" In the future you can expect Citysense to start to answer the question "Where's everybody like me?"."
location  mapping  maps  sensors  gps  realitymining  datamining  cities  privacy  citysense  visualization  data  mobile  phones  urban  tracking  technology  locative  location-based 
june 2008 by robertogreco
What Your Cell Phone Knows About You - Forbes.com
"Can your cell phone tell if you're happy or overworked? Researchers at MIT think it can do that and more--separate the rich from the poor, the sick from the healthy, even the outgoing from the introverted."
realitymining  mobile  phones  behavior  patterns  psychology  society 
may 2008 by robertogreco
MIT Media Lab: Reality Mining
"Reality Mining defines the collection of machine-sensed environmental data pertaining to human social behavior. This new paradigm of data mining makes possible the modeling of conversation context, proximity sensing, and temporospatial location throughou

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attention  culture  technology  phones  realitymining  reality  memory  location-based  privacy  future  data  context  research  social  mobile  datamining  networks  MIT  modeling  networking  psychogeography  pervasive  context-aware  crowds  behavior  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  mobilecomputing  mobility  location  locative  compsci  psychology  socialgraph  surveillance  statistics  visualization  visual  spatial  medialab  mapping  ai  mitmedialab 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Technology Review: TR10: Reality Mining
"Sandy Pentland is using data gathered by cell phones to learn about human behavior."
attention  culture  technology  mobile  phones  realitymining  reality  networking  memory  locative  location  location-based  social  behavior  privacy  future  data  context 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Technology Review: The iPhone's Untapped Potential
"Apple could do a lot more with all the sensors in the iPhone. Researchers at other companies have been developing mobile-phone applications that can employ data collected by these sorts of sensors to infer a user’s behavior."
computer  human  interface  iphone  sensors  habits  behavior  reality  realitymining  aware  motion  light  sound  wii  apple 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Start with the iPhone, Work Back to Human Nature
"Apple...rotating your screen...adjusting brightness for you...other smart people have already been busy using them for more creative ends. Like learning about human nature...light, motion,sound sensing to get a picture of what a user is doing all day
computer  human  interface  technology  iphone  sensors  habits  behavior  reality  realitymining  aware  motion  light  sound  wii 
july 2007 by robertogreco

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