Facebook is a treasure trove of information – including when relationships end. A recent New York Times article tracked what break ups occur based on Facebook user information:
In a recent TED Talk discussing the project, Mr. McCandless explained that most breakups occur three times in the year — in the weeks leading up to spring breaks, right before the start of the summer holidays and a couple of weeks before Christmas. His research also found that people tend to break up with their significant others on Mondays, presumably after a weekend grapple. Thankfully, the lowest day of the year for breakups is Christmas.
I wonder if couples break up so that one of them does not have to buy the other a gift? This goes to show that you have to be careful with the information you share online. Believe it or not, statistics are being gathered on what you share, how you play Farmville (I refuse to play that game), and how many pictures you share.
I would like to get my hands on some Facebook religious affiliation statistics and blog the results.
Maybe this is a good time to make all your info on facebook private. Go! And share less information about yourself. Someone is reading about you right now!