Breaking up is hard to do, but for many Facebook users, their friends rally around them to provide comfort immediately after the change in their relationship statuses, according to the final installment in the Valentine’s Day series by the Facebook Data Science Team.
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.
A new application puts the relationship status of your Facebook friends on one screen. If you were ever curious and didn’t feel like clicking on each individual profile, RelationBook allows you to see who’s single, who’s in a relationship, and who describes their situation as “it’s complicated.”
Who really has the most influence on Facebook: Men or women? Married people or singles? That’s what two New York University scholars wanted to find out. Their study, published in Science Magazine, revealed some interesting data points.