HOT BLAST: Facebook predicts romantic partnerships
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(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
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A researcher says social media can reveal who is getting together romantically and who is breaking apart. From the New York Times:

Their key finding was that the total number of mutual friends two people share — embeddedness, in social networking terms — is actually a fairly weak indicator of romantic relationships. Far better, they found, was a network measure that they call dispersion.

This yardstick measures mutual friends, but also friends from the further-flung reaches of a person’s network neighborhood. High dispersion occurs when a couple’s mutual friends are not well connected to one another.

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