Nodobo: Mobile Phone as a Software Sensor for Social Network Research
Mobile phones are now ubiquitous across all sectors of society. The permanent presence of the phone in the users pocket allows it to act as a social sensor, detecting interactions with the people around them every day. A recently-started project at the University of Strathclyde is using this technology to automatically detect the social networks within a group of graduating high school students. This data will then be analyzed to determine the impact of peer support on effective learning at this crucial stage of the education process.