Journal article

Heavy-tailed statistics in short-message communication

  • Wei, Hong Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
  • Xiao-Pu, Han Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
  • Tao, Zhou Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China - Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Bing-Hong, Wang Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China - Shanghai Academy for Systemic Sciences, Shanghai, China
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    2009
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  • Chinese Physics Letters. - 2009, vol. 26, no. 02, p. 028902
English Short-message (SM) is one of the most frequently used communication channels in modern society. Based on the SM communication records provided by some volunteers, we investigate the statistics of SM communication pattern, including the inter-event time distributions between two consecutive short messages and two conversations, and the distribution of message number contained in a complete conversation. In the individual level, the empirical result raises strong evidence that the human activity pattern, exhibiting a heavy-tailed inter-event time distribution, is driven by a non-Poisson process.
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