Augmented Social Reality

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Benjamin N. Waber

MIT - Media Laboratory

Daniel Olguin Olguin

MIT - Media Laboratory

Alex Pentland

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date Written: October 11, 2007

Abstract

One potential breakthrough application of real-time mobile device sensing data is the ability to effect changes in the social systems in real time. This data can come from devices that we carry with us anyway: our cell phones, our name tags, and other computing devices. As we have shown in previous work, by using this data in offline analysis we can use this information to not only identify social ties, but also the context of those ties. We discuss a model for how this data should be used to improve social system structure through augmented social reality.

Keywords: Social networks, intervention systems, wearable computing

JEL Classification: C80, M12

Suggested Citation

Waber, Benjamin N. and Olguin Olguin, Daniel and Pentland, Alex, Augmented Social Reality (October 11, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1097109 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1097109

Benjamin N. Waber (Contact Author)

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HOME PAGE: http://www.media.mit.edu/~bwaber

Daniel Olguin Olguin

MIT - Media Laboratory ( email )

20 Ames St.
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States

Alex Pentland

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

77 Massachusetts Avenue
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States

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