Love is in the air for the Facebook Data Science Team, as it is devoting Valentine’s Day week to a series of blog posts analyzing related trends among the social network’s users. The first installment, written by Mike Develin, focused on religion.
Instagram revealed its best of 2013 last week, and Monday, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network went back into year-in-review mode with its blog post on the moments of 2013, offering up 13 of them.
It’s year in review time at Facebook, and Pope Francis donned the crown as the most-talked-about person or event globally, while Super Bowl XLVII took home the U.S. trophy, according to data released by the social network Monday.
How many Facebook users left high school or college with both a diploma and a spouse or future spouse? The Facebook Data Science Team did some digging to find out.
Orlando Cruz, a featherweight boxer, revealed his sexuality in October, declaring himself a “proud gay man,” so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he used a public forum to propose to longtime boyfriend José Manuel: Facebook.
Facebook recently wondered if younger married women were more apt to keep or change their last names after marriage (at least on Facebook). The company’s data science team found that women in their 20s were the most likely to keep their maiden names, while women in their 30s and 40s hyphenated their last names more often than others.
On March 26, several people all over Facebook changed their profile photos to red and light-shaded equality signs in support of the Human Rights Campaign and same-sex marriage. While Facebook couldn’t track specifically the numbers of those who changed their profile pictures to this image, the site’s data science team tracked how many users changed their profile photos that day — an increase of 120 percent.
People on Facebook love to post about Valentine’s Day — whether it’s talking about how amazing their significant other is, or lamenting the commercialization of Feb. 14. Facebook released an infographic Thursday through Facebook Stories, showing how people are engaging with the holiday on the social network.
Valentine’s Day, coming up Thursday, is a day for love — both in real life and on Facebook. Newly released statistics from the social network show that there are 200 percent more relationships added Feb. 14 compared with any other day of the year.
You may have noticed that whenever a Facebook friend gets married, it sets off a flurry of activity throughout the social network. Friends post photos from the wedding, and there’s the creation of a life event and the notification on the top-right corner of the screen. Mashable and TheKnot.com recently studied how entwined Facebook is in users’ nuptials, finding that 8 percent of people are updating their Facebook relationship status to engaged just minutes after saying yes.