Facebook might understand your romantic prospects better than you do.
In a blog post published yesterday, the company’s team of data scientists announced that statistical evidence hints at budding relationships before the relationships start.
As couples become couples, Facebook data scientist Carlos Diuk writes, the two people enter a period of courtship, during which timeline posts increase. After the couple makes it official, their posts on each others’ walls decrease—presumably because the happy two are spending more time together.
It’s so interesting how they can pick up on these tells. Last week I gave a presentation on SEO and discussed how we send out beacons in our searches that indicate where we are (physically, but also mentally) that can create a proxy image of what’s going on for us.
These services can build a surprisingly accurate picture of who we are, even without explicitly giving personal data.
We put together a series of liberal-arts-themed Valentine’s cards representative of our majors and disciplines. You can save the images by right clicking and choosing ‘Save image as’ and then send them to your special someone.
I really like the kickstarter app, especially to check out stuff beyond Staff Picks. Even if I have no intention of backing, it’s fun to see the projects and incentives people come up with.
The rewards seem to be the biggest factor too. This one seems to have everything going for it (neat art, polished storytelling, facial-haired-man in video), but the rewards just aren’t very compelling. It has 8 days left to raise a lot of money.