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Using Mobile Phones to Nurture Social Networks
July-September 2010 (vol. 9 no. 3)
pp. 12-20
Daniele Quercia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jonathan Ellis, University Colllege London
Licia Capra, University College London
Novel technologies for nurturing a person's contacts use mobile phones to recommend new friends or track a friendship's health. Such monitoring can also help people monitor their own emotions.

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Index Terms:
Connected youth, mobile computing, social networks, social computing
Citation:
Daniele Quercia, Jonathan Ellis, Licia Capra, "Using Mobile Phones to Nurture Social Networks," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 12-20, July-Sept. 2010, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2010.43
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