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Facebook ‘knows’ when you will get dumped

By Emma Barnett

David McCandless, a British journalist and graphic designer, analysed 10,000 Facebook status updates before figuring out the two peak times of the year when people tend to get dumped by their partners.

Famous for displaying data in a visual manner, McCandless, who is also the author of Information is Beautiful, first displayed the graphic at the annual TED conference in Oxford earlier this year. However, the graphic has gone viral over the last few days and garnering a lot of attention online.

His research, based on public Facebook data, found that there are these two big spikes in the year when people were most likely to break up with their boyfriend or girlfriend. However, there was also a spike two weeks prior to Christmas.

Read the original article at: The Telegraph

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