Facebook knows a thing or two about love
February 17 , 2014
The online activities of 1.23B Facebook users say plenty about their romantic lives. For instance, two people who are almost in a relationship would interact more before making it official on Facebook. Researchers say couples share about 1.67 posts on average each day until 12 days before starting their relationship.
The number of posts begin to decline later on probably because they spend more time together offline. Although they interact less, they are more likely to express positivity toward each other.
"We have such a wide-ranging set of data, including places there may not be data on otherwise," a data scientist said. He said this information makes it possible for researches to explore any kind of questions.