29 October, 2013

Romantic Insights From Maps of Facebook Networks

"The shape of a person’s social network is a powerful signal that can identify one’s spouse or romantic partner — and even if a relationship is likely to break up." as told by Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist at Cornell University, and Lars Backstrom, a senior engineer at Facebook.

The pair used a hefty data set from Facebook as their lab: 1.3 million Facebook users, selected randomly from among all users who are at least 20 years old, with from 50 to 2,000 friends, who list a spouse or relationship partner in their profile. That makes for a lot of social connections to analyze, roughly 379 million nodes and 8.6 billion links. The data was used anonymously.

"Nice to have relationships confirmed with lots of data and algorithms",  so will this service be launched in market the coming days for partners to confirm their relationship, just saying ;)

Read more about in the article published in NY Times.