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Behavioral Inference across Cultures: Using Telephones as a Cultural Lens
July/August 2008 (vol. 23 no. 4)
pp. 62-64
Nathan Eagle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Most people carry mobile telephones, which automatically capture behavioral data and store it in service provider databases around the world. The different types of captured data can provide insight into human cultures. Examples from various cultures and hundreds of millions of individuals illustrate how phones can serve as a cultural lens, improving our understanding of social networks, outlier events, and a culture's pace of life.

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Index Terms:
data mining, telecommunications, social networks, call graphs, privacy
Nathan Eagle, "Behavioral Inference across Cultures: Using Telephones as a Cultural Lens," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 62-64, July-Aug. 2008, doi:10.1109/MIS.2008.58
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