How Facebook Networks Can Predict A Romantic Breakup

How Facebook Networks Can Predict A Romantic Breakup
technology

The social network analyzes your profile to tailor user specific advertisements and content.

Serena Chu
  • 4 november 2013

The way scientists are analyzing statistical information gathered from social media is downright interesting – or a little intrusive, depending on how you look at it. After examining over one million Facebook profiles, Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist at Cornell, and Lars Backstrom, a senior engineer at Facebook, found a distinct correlation between the amount of social connections a person has to their real life relationship status, as well as the strength of that relationship.

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