Issue No. 04 - July/August (2008 vol. 23)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIS.2008.58
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.
data mining, telecommunications, social networks, call graphs, privacy
N. Eagle, "Behavioral Inference across Cultures: Using Telephones as a Cultural Lens," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 23, no. , pp. 62-64, 2008.