# Uncovering Randomness and Success in Society

@article{Jalan2014UncoveringRA, title={Uncovering Randomness and Success in Society}, author={Sarika Jalan and Camellia Sarkar and Anagha Madhusudanan and Sanjiv Kumar Dwivedi}, journal={PLoS ONE}, year={2014}, volume={9} }

An understanding of how individuals shape and impact the evolution of society is vastly limited due to the unavailability of large-scale reliable datasets that can simultaneously capture information regarding individual movements and social interactions. We believe that the popular Indian film industry, “Bollywood”, can provide a social network apt for such a study. Bollywood provides massive amounts of real, unbiased data that spans more than 100 years, and hence this network has been used as… Expand

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