Mobility Investigate

Exploring User Social Behaviors in Mobile Social Applications

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Executive Summary

Mobile social applications are popular as the proliferating of mobile devices. Understanding user social behaviors is important to improve mobile social applications and enhance its quality of service. However, there is still lack of data for real deployment mobile social application on data analysis of human interaction and social behaviors in mobile social networks. In this paper, the authors introduce the experiment methodology of deploying the Goose software in two campuses located in Germany and China respectively. Goose is a mobile social network application allows micro-blogging, message sending. With the help of volunteers, they collect user interaction data in the duration of 15 days.

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