Friday, December 24, 2010

On Facebook, Angry People Are More Popular (Plus Other Fascinating Statistical Correlations) - NYTimes.com

An interesting Facebook reality check

In a blog post today titled What's on your mind?, the company disclosed the results of its text analysis of 1 million anonymized messages. Among the findings: Young people swear more than older people, and older people talk about other people more than just themselves. Popular people are more likely to talk about other people, TV and movies, and swear and use religious words. Less popular people are more likely to talk about work, sleeping, eating and thinking. These are but a few of the many observations made by the in-house data team. The biggest question about the data remains unanswered, though: what could a world of independent researchers discover in this data?

On Facebook, Angry People Are More Popular (Plus Other Fascinating Statistical Correlations) - NYTimes.com

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