Facebook Tells You When You Will Break Up

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This graph, from a TED talk on Facebook visualizations, charts breakup cycles as monitored by Facebook. The good news? Christmas Day has the fewest breakups. Otherwise, it's grim — in a fascinating sort of way.


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Some of the stats won't shock you: breakups go public on Mondays; people free themselves up for the summer; they pair up when whether gets colder. But what is surprising? No big spike around Thanksgiving break — when, in our experience, everyone split with their high-school steadies after a few weeks at college.

Amazing Facts About Facebook And Breakups [Matthias Mikkelsen]



I like the spike before Christmas. That's the "I don't like you enough to deal with buying you a gift" break up.