According to a research paper published by Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) senior engineer Lars Backstrom and Cornell University scientist Jon Kleinberg, the method called “theory of dispersion” can identify your spouse or partner. The paper was published on Sunday. Researchers plan to present it at a conference in February…
Facebook algorithm identifies your spouse with 60% accuracy
The researchers analyzed the data of 1.3 million Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) users who had listed their relationship status as “Married” or “In a relationship.” They analyzed 8.6 billion links over the past two years. All the users were above 20 years and had 50 to 2,000 friends. They predicted break ups with the help of the users’ mutual friend circle.
According to the theory of dispersion, couples with high dispersion rate have mutual friends that aren’t well connected. In contrast, mutual friends of couples with low dispersion are very well connected. Couples with low dispersion are more vulnerable to break up because they are far less likely to have their own lives. Those with high dispersion have healthy relationships and friendships in a number of different groups of people. Researchers noted that a romantic partner or spouse acts as a bridge between a person’s different social worlds. READ MORE