Sex, Bugs, and Mobile Phones

Sex, Bugs, and Mobile Phones

Given at the "Tackling Epidemics Face On" evening at Birmingham Pint of Science 2015. Held in the Jekyll & Hyde.

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Matt J Williams

May 19, 2015
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  1. Pint of Science 2015 Jekyll & Hyde, Birmingham 18 May

    2015 Sex, Bugs, and Mobile Phones Matt Williams University of Birmingham m.j.williams@cs.bham.ac.uk http://www.mattjw.net @voxmjw [Jean-Yves Sgro]
  2. [Sean Everton. 2012]

  3. 93%adults in the UK that own a mobile phone 61%

    own a smart phone [Ofcom. 2014]
  4. vs 2015 [flickr/x1brett] 2005

  5. [flickr/janitors] Location – GPS Location – Cell tower Location –

    WiFi router Encounters – Bluetooth
  6. [Pew. 2015]

  7. None
  8. [flickr/keyslibraries]

  9. [flickr/profilerehab]

  10. Stanley Milgram

  11. [flickr/keyslibraries]

  12. hubs like Mr Jacobs allow quick routes through a social

    network
  13. None
  14. % people num. friends + acquaintances most people typically have

    100-150 friends (inc. family)
  15. % people 200 followers 10 million followers 60 million followers

  16. # sexual partners % people [latora. 2006] Sexual partners in

    Burkina Faso, via interviews & surveys
  17. None
  18. [SciAm. Barabasi & Bonabeau. 2003.] before after Hub Vaccinated Hub

  19. Cell tower logs... Ivory Coast: 5 million users, 2012 Senegal:

    9 million users, 2013 Not only Bluetooth experiments... ...mobile phone service providers are also providing big support for research
  20. ? [Julia Hyland]