Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic discusses a recent Facebook blog post that explains, with a graph no less, what Facebook sees when you fall in love. In other words, by data alone, Facebook can tell when you're going to be in a relationship, possibly even before you knowing it.
Facebook might understand your romantic prospects better than you do.
In a blog post published yesterday, the companys team of data scientists announced that statistical evidence hints at budding relationships before the relationships start.
As couples become couples, Facebook data scientist Carlos Diuk writes, the two people enter a period of courtship, during which timeline posts increase. After the couple makes it official, their posts on each others walls decreasepresumably because the happy two are spending more time together.
In the post on Facebooks data science blog, Diuk gives hard numbers:
During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple. When the relationship starts ("day 0"), posts begin to decrease. We observe a peak of 1.67 posts per day 12 days before the relationship begins, and a lowest point of 1.53 posts per day 85 days into the relationship. Presumably, couples decide to spend more time together, courtship is off, and online interactions give way to more interactions in the physical world.
You may also be interested in:
Canada Makes Internet a Basic Service, With Unlimited Data "When we use the term con artist, we typically place the emphasis on the first word while forgetting the implications of the second." Welcome to the world of Scambaiting! Deprived of Facebook, Man Sues for $500K All Core Internet Institutions Vote to End U.S. Dominance of Internet Governance
|“Changes to the platform announced by Zuckerberg, will likely make the problem worse.”|
|“AI codes its own ‘AI Child’.”|
|“World's first passenger drone.”|
|Ubuntu 17.10 Artful "What the Fuck" Aardvark|
|Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'|
|“I can’t wait for the day robots rule.”|
|“The e-Palette, a vehicle that may one day not only deliver, but cook Pizza Hut offerings en route.”|
|“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”|
|How to Escape Planet Earth|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“The idea is to extract value from customers in the name of absurd growth.”|
|“Some of us will do anything to be liked.”|