Wolfram|Alpha study shows just how painfully stereotypical our Facebook lives are
| by Nikhil Subramaniam |
When Wolfram|Alpha announced that it was providing Personal Analytics for Facebook, more than a million people signed up for the service and contributed to the Data Donor programme, which allows people to contribute their data for research purposes. Well, the computational search engine has now released a report based on the analysis of this data, and it turns out the mass majority of Facebook users' lives aren't really that unique.
The report points out that people make more friends when they are younger and that 70 percent of the people on Facebook get married by the time they hit 30. It also shows how the topics people talk about change as they age. Curiously, the data also revealed how users of Facebook have managed to perpetuate gender-based stereotypes. “It’s almost shocking how much this tells us about the evolution of people’s typical interests. People talk less about video games as they get older, and more about politics and the weather. Men typically talk more about sports and technology than women—and, somewhat surprisingly to me, they also talk more about movies, television and music. Women talk more about pets+animals, family+friends, relationships—and, at least after they reach child-bearing years, health,” writes Stephen Wolfram, the man behind the engine, on the official blog.
Where are users from a country most likely to migrate?
Topics split by how often men or women talk about them
Images courtesy: Wolfram|Alpha
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