Facebook shows why you might get dumped before Xmas

Somehow, people just love to commit their latest and innermost happenings to the site. And somehow, those who analyze Facebook postings begin to see patterns in the callous behavior of the callow and cowardly.


David McCandless, a man who likes to make information look pretty in order for it to be understood, concocted a highly romantic picture of relationships on Facebook.


He presented it in August at the TED conference, but it has only now descended from that summit to attract the attention of the great unnoticed.


His methodology was to scrape Facebook for status updates that included phrases such as “break up” and “broken up.” From this data, he discovered that there are certain times of year that people prefer to do a little dumping.

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