Love in the Time of Facebook
Science Talk with Dr. Carlos Diuk, Facebook Data Scientist
A production of Wonderfest
Wednesday, March 18, 7:00-9:00PM
Patreon HQ, 230 9th Street, San Francisco
Facebook is a great way to share news, keep in touch with friends, and make fun of old photos. It’s also a gold mine of information about human relationships. Data scientists have studied the communications of people who change their Facebook relationship status from “Single” to “In a relationship.” We now know how their timeline posts change, and how their use of positive wording (“love,” “nice,” “happy,” etc.) evolve. Aggregate, anonymized Facebook data tells us a lot about the formation of love, its duration, its stages, and the role of other factors like religion and age. Join Facebook scientist Dr. Carlos Diuk as he mines the data to explore love and relationships in the modern era.