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Time as a limited resource: Communication strategy in mobile phone networks

Abstract:

We used a large database of 9 billion calls from 20 million mobile users to examine the relationships between aggregated time spent on the phone, personal network size, tie strength and the way in which users distributed their limited time across their network (disparity). Compared to those with smaller networks, those with large networks did not devote proportionally more time to communication and had on average weaker ties (as measured by time spent communicating). Further, there were not s...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Networks Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
1
Pages:
89-95
Publication date:
2013-02-08
Acceptance date:
2013-01-11
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ISSN:
0378-8733
Source identifiers:
395568
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:395568
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uuid:69371d87-3454-4f6d-8823-5ff059be0584
Local pid:
pubs:395568
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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