Facebook might understand your romantic prospects better than you do. As couples become couples, Facebook data scientist Carlos Diuk writesthe two people enter a period of courtship, during which timeline posts increase.
During the days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the of timeline posts shared between the future couple. When the relationship starts "day 0"posts begin to decrease.
We observe a peak of 1. Presumably, couples decide to spend more time together, courtship is off, and online interactions give way to more interactions in the physical world.
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You can see these data in the chart above. The of wall posts climbs and climbs—until it tumbles when things become official.
Diuk also writes that, even though the of wall posts goes down once the relationship starts, the wall posts becomes happier. Sentiment analysis, as described above, is a far from perfect science.
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Robots are not very good at sarcasm. The data science team took other measures to improve its data.
For the sentiment analysis, it focused only on English-speaking users. Popular Latest. The Atlantic Crossword. In Subscribe.