LBSN and the Social Butterfly Effect

Findings: The Butterfly Effect is measurable. There is a 14-point scale of how much impact a Location Based Social Network event has on the world. The lightest is one person speaking to another and the most significant is the migration of 7,000 people.

Methods: Presentation of a 14-tier scale for navigating spatial patterns, along with pectoral representations.

Good for: If you are interested in classifying the root causes of why people go places, ranging from the selection of a retirement community to travel of emigrants after an infestation.

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