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dc.contributor.authorSzell, Michael
dc.contributor.authorThurner, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-10T15:20:56Z
dc.date.available2014-07-10T15:20:56Z
dc.date.issued2013-02
dc.date.submitted2012-09
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/88247
dc.description.abstractSuperpositions of social networks, such as communication, friendship, or trade networks, are called multiplex networks, forming the structural backbone of human societies. Novel datasets now allow quantification and exploration of multiplex networks. Here we study gender-specific differences of a multiplex network from a complete behavioral dataset of an online-game society of about 300,000 players. On the individual level females perform better economically and are less risk-taking than males. Males reciprocate friendship requests from females faster than vice versa and hesitate to reciprocate hostile actions of females. On the network level females have more communication partners, who are less connected than partners of males. We find a strong homophily effect for females and higher clustering coefficients of females in trade and attack networks. Cooperative links between males are under-represented, reflecting competition for resources among males. These results confirm quantitatively that females and males manage their social networks in substantially different ways.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAustrian Science Fund (FWF P23378)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep01214en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en_US
dc.sourceNature Publishing Groupen_US
dc.titleHow women organize social networks different from menen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationSzell, Michael, and Stefan Thurner. “How Women Organize Social Networks Different from Men.” Sci. Rep. 3 (February 7, 2013).en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. SENSEable City Laboratoryen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorSzell, Michaelen_US
dc.relation.journalScientific Reportsen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsSzell, Michael; Thurner, Stefanen_US
mit.licensePUBLISHER_CCen_US


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