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This page provides our visualizations of the communities based on the call and SMS connections. Please let us know what you think in the comment section below. We are also looking forward to hearing from you about the geographic peculiarities.

SMS Data Community Map

A community map based on SMS data differentiates itself from the previous community definition based on call data. In this map, more communities emerge, indicating that a different social phenomenon is at play here. SMS interaction between people does not seem to have as geographically far-reaching effect as actually calling someone. Some of the sister states from the call data community map change with SMS, e.g., Georgia-Alabama and Louisiana-Mississippi, which break up to make Mississippi-Alabama and 2 stand-alone states. Oklahoma-Arkansas breaks up, while West Virginia and Ohio join. California splits into 3 communities compared to 2 communities with the call data.