What makes someone share a story on Facebook? If the original post comes from a celebrity such as George Takei, maybe it was a funny post. If it comes from a close friend, maybe it’s an announcement. If it’s from a high school classmate they haven’t spoken to in years, maybe it’s something thought-provoking. Dean Eckles, a member of the data science team at Facebook, spoke at Tahoe Snowcial in Nevada about how the connection between users influences how they share on the social network.
Facebook’s friendship pages, which show the history of two people who are connected through the social network, have now begun trickling out to the mobile Web and native application. According to sister site Inside Facebook, the friendship page is fully functional on the mobile Web version of Facebook and can be accessed sometimes on Facebook Gifts posts on the native app.