Daily Rhythms in Mobile Telephone Communication

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dc.contributor.author Aledavood, Talayeh
dc.contributor.author López, Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Roberts, Sam G. B.
dc.contributor.author Reed Tsochas, Felix
dc.contributor.author Moro, Esteban
dc.contributor.author Dunbar, Robin I. M.
dc.contributor.author Saramäki, Jari
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-19T08:27:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-19T08:27:55Z
dc.date.issued 2015-09-21
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Aledavood, T., López, E., Roberts, S. G.B., Reed-Tsochas, F., Moro, E., Dunbar, R. I. M. y Saramäki, J. (2015). Daily Rhythms in Mobile Telephone Communication. PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0138098.
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/28629
dc.description.abstract Circadian rhythms are known to be important drivers of human activity and the recent availability of electronic records of human behaviour has provided fine-grained data of temporal patterns of activity on a large scale. Further, questionnaire studies have identified important individual differences in circadian rhythms, with people broadly categorised into morning-like or evening-like individuals. However, little is known about the social aspects of these circadian rhythms, or how they vary across individuals. In this study we use a unique 18-month dataset that combines mobile phone calls and questionnaire data to examine individual differences in the daily rhythms of mobile phone activity. We demonstrate clear individual differences in daily patterns of phone calls, and show that these individual differences are persistent despite a high degree of turnover in the individuals' social networks. Further, women's calls were longer than men's calls, especially during the evening and at night, and these calls were typically focused on a small number of emotionally intense relationships. These results demonstrate that individual differences in circadian rhythms are not just related to broad patterns of morningness and eveningness, but have a strong social component, in directing phone calls to specific individuals at specific times of day.
dc.description.sponsorship TA and JS were funded by The Academy of Finland, project No. 260427 (http://www.aka.fi) and the computational resources were provided by Aalto 379 Science-IT project. The study was funded by a grant from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council (grant No. EP/D052114/2). RD is funded by European Research Council (grant no. 295663). The 380 collection of the data by SGBR and RD was made possible by a grant from the UK 381 EPSRC and ESRC research councils. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur, Belgium
dc.rights © 2015 Aledavood et al.
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.title Daily Rhythms in Mobile Telephone Communication
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Matemáticas
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0138098
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/295663
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationissue 9
dc.identifier.publicationtitle PLoS One
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 10
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000017309
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
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