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You might be interested in looking at the work of Nathan eagle
(http://web.media.mit.edu/~nathan/ , http://reality.media.mit.edu/ )
follow the references form there and youll probably get a good idea of
the state of the field.
On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Jorge Ávila de Lima <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> I am writing a paper on data collection strategies in social network
> analysis. I would like to include a section on new technological devices
> that automatically register interaction between/among actors. I know that
> there are some devices out there that some researchers are using. People
> carry them around and they track their contacts with others (and,
> eventually, other information, such as length of communication and
> eventually voice tone). Information on these and other technological
> devices for automatic data collection would be very helpful. Also, is
> anyone aware of any publications that deal with this issue? I think that we
> as a community need to discuss the characteristics, advantages and
> potential drawbacks of such systems. Any information and views on this are
> more than welcome. I promise to share the results of this query with anyone
> who is interested.
> Thank you in advance for your help and comments
> Jorge Ávila de Lima
> (Associate Professor)
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