Relationships

Visualizing Facebook’s Social Graph

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It’s probably not surprising that when Facebook users are 21, most of their friends are also in that same age bracket. It’s also not a shocker to say that men talk about sports on Facebook more than women. But how do trends change over time? Do 30-year-olds tend to talk about health more than new high-school graduates? A highly visual set of data from Wolfram Alpha brings Facebook’s social graph to life, showing how people connect and relate to each other on the social network.

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On The Rebound Determines Which Facebook Friends Are Likely Hook-Up Partners

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For Facebook users who aren’t in relationships right now, but wouldn’t mind hooking up with friends, On the Rebound points out three single Facebook connections who would likely be interested. Taking into account Facebook’s application-programming-interface data, users’ relationship history, and advice from several relationship experts, On the Rebound determines which Facebook friends would be ready for flings.

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Facebook Prompts Users To Buy Gifts On Valentine’s Day

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Did you forget to plan something special for your significant other on Valentine’s Day? Facebook would rather you skip getting a rose from outside of the gas station and instead get your special someone a Facebook Gift. Users who are in relationships have been prompted on desktop and mobile to buy gifts for their partners, and those who are single have been asked to buy gifts for friends.

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Women Use Monitoring Program To Track Their Spouses’ Facebook Activity

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Bitdefender, an online security company, recently polled some of its customers to see how they’re using a program that’s designed for parents to monitor their kids’ Facebook activity.  However, only 23.87 percent of the 1,600-plus participants said they used the program to keep tabs on children aged 13-17. A majority of the women copped to using the technology to spy on their boyfriends and husbands.

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The Dynamics Of Being Unfriended On Facebook

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It takes only a couple of clicks to break off a Facebook friendship, often causing an irreparable rift in a real-life relationship. Dr. Jennifer Bevan, an associate professor of communication studies at Chapman University in Southern California, wanted to explore this in more detail. She teamed up with two Chapman undergraduate students for a study, discovering what happens emotionally when someone is unfriended.

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