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2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT) / 2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom) (2011)
Boston, MA
Oct. 9, 2011 to Oct. 11, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4577-1931-8
pp: 200-207
Wei Pan , MIT Media Lab., Cambridge, MA, USA
N. Aharony , MIT Media Lab., Cambridge, MA, USA
Alex Pentland , MIT Media Lab., Cambridge, MA, USA
ABSTRACT
We have deployed mobile phones to more than 100participants in a community split into two phases. In this paper, we use this unique dataset to study the correlation between users' call and Bluetooth face-to-face interaction patterns, and their financial status. We show that such correlation exists on an individual level. We find that the interaction diversity measure correlates more strongly with individual's financial status compared with other social behavior measures such as the number of contacts and length of interactions, and it is much less sensitive to personality variance. We also discuss in this paper the long-lasting sociological theory that a diverse relationship leads to a more successful financial status. Our evidence tends to support a behavioral and psychological oriented theory opposite to the prevailing arguments: Social diversity exhibited by our participants are influenced by their income as well.
INDEX TERMS
Bluetooth, Correlation, Communities, Particle measurements, Atmospheric measurements, Educational institutions, Cultural differences,Behavioral Science, Sociology, Mobile Computing
CITATION
Wei Pan, N. Aharony, Alex Pentland, "Fortune Monitor or Fortune Teller: Understanding the Connection between Interaction Patterns and Financial Status", 2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT) / 2011 IEEE Third Int'l Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), vol. 00, no. , pp. 200-207, 2011, doi:10.1109/PASSAT/SocialCom.2011.163
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