Connected States of America

Mobile phone data represent one of the “Big Data” frontiers due to their huge volume and the depth of behavioural insights they offer. One illustration of this is the MIT Senseable City lab’s “The Connected States of America” project  that reveals emerging communities based on their social interactions through the use of anonymised mobile phone data. One of the most interesting aspects of this visualisation and its associated analysis is the interaction between the calls and traditional conceptions of US population geography (based on State boundaries).