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:
Hillary Clinton Tells the World Not to Censor the Internet While the US Government Is Busy Doing Just That All Wikipedia Articles Lead to Philosophy (Eventually) gdgt.com The State of the Internet Operating System The Growth of Corruption Reporting Websites
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“It's not more expensive to build and it's hugely cheaper and more efficient to live in.”|
|“But what about when those technologies destroy the environment?”|
|What Nothing Really Means in Seinfeld|
|Can a Ceiling Fan be Converted into a Turbine Generator?|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|U.S.S. Enterprise Owner's Manual|
|Fake Name Generator|
|Naked Preacher Lady [NSFW]|
|If Sir David Attenborough Restored Vintage Toys|
|“How easy it is for anyone who tracks our digital activities to gain insight into our personalities.”|