Friday, November 21, 2008

E-mail Responses: Rational or Random?

I chanced upon this news report in Northwestern University that reports on some research that a faculty member in chemical and biological engineering had done on whether (timely?) responses to e-mail are rational or random by studying 3000 e-mail accounts. I couldn't find the actual paper, but if someone did, please leave a comment.


Anonymous said...

Here is the cite w/Malmgren as lead author mentioned in link /thx :

Applied Mathematics - Social Sciences - Social Sciences:

R. Dean Malmgren, Daniel B. Stouffer, Adilson E. Motter, and Luís A. N. Amaral

A Poissonian explanation for heavy tails in e-mail communication

PNAS published online before print November 18, 2008, doi:10.1073/pnas.0800332105
...tails in e-mail communication R. Dean Malmgren a Daniel B. Stouffer a...Information Supporting Information Malmgren et al. 10.1073/pnas.0800332105...their detection is more subjective. Malmgren et al.

Abstract Full Text (PDF) Supporting Information

Anonymous said...

[not sure if last post was linked correctly]

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) November 18, 2008, 105 (46)

A Poissonian explanation for heavy tails in e-mail communication
R. Dean Malmgrena, Daniel B. Stouffera, Adilson E. Motterb,c, and Luís A. N. Amarala,c,

This article contains supporting information online at
0800332105/DCSupplemental. cgi doi 10.1073 pnas.0800332105

Prashant said...

Thanks for the link.