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Facebook can tell when 'in a relationship' is about to begin
UPI ^ | Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Posted on 02/17/2014 6:36:51 PM PST by BenLurkin

The study, which analyzed what Facebook sees before and after a relationship starts, found a typical courtship on the social networking site begins with messages being exchanged, visiting of profiles and sharing posts on each other's timelines.

There is an increase in the number of timeline posts shared between a potential couple 100 days before the relationship begins, followed by a significant drop in posts immediately after the relationship starts, the researchers said.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: facebook; facebookisthedevil; facebooks; fb; fbrelationships

1 posted on 02/17/2014 6:36:51 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Can’t tell if you don’t have a darn account


2 posted on 02/17/2014 6:49:05 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Can’t tell if you don’t have a darn account


3 posted on 02/17/2014 6:49:12 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

Forgive the double post - not sure how that happened


4 posted on 02/17/2014 6:50:04 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Being somewhat an expert in the whole “boy/girl” thing, I will conclude that the reason for less posts after the relationship begins is because they are now spending time with each other in a physical setting.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 6:50:50 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: KosmicKitty

hmmm does this mean I have a relationship with untold dozens of people on Free Republic?


6 posted on 02/17/2014 6:51:29 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Not to worry - you’re secret’s safe with me :-)


7 posted on 02/17/2014 6:52:47 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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8 posted on 02/17/2014 6:53:28 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: KosmicKitty
Can’t tell if you don’t have a darn account

In an unprecedented legislative move, John McCain has introduced legislation to require every citizen to have a facebook profile (which will be verified and linked to their social security number) — spokesmen say that this has nothing to do with a large contribution to McCain and other lawmakers by the NSA, along with manila envelopes with red DO NOT BEND OR FOLD sent via certified mail. Moreover, all information must be true and valid, under penalty of perjury.

9 posted on 02/17/2014 6:54:31 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

We’ve got to stop meeting like this?


10 posted on 02/17/2014 6:55:14 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: BenLurkin

Whew! I was almost in a relationship with the Free Republic Facebook Group....


11 posted on 02/17/2014 6:55:17 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

Awww, isn’t that special.

I don’t do FB, neener, neener.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 6:56:17 PM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

If you do not have a Facebook account, one will be created for you...


13 posted on 02/17/2014 7:00:46 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: SamAdams76
"they are now spending time with each other in a physical setting"

Why get physical when it's so much more fun to tweet and sext?

(This is what they call a menage a tweet!)

14 posted on 02/17/2014 7:05:29 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 9YearLurker

As long as the NSA doesnt get involved....I’m fine


15 posted on 02/17/2014 7:06:29 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: KosmicKitty

16 posted on 02/17/2014 7:07:18 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: GeronL
If you like your facebook Free Republic Group....you can keep your facebook Free Republic Group!

I promise to tell LEAK none of this..... not a smidgeon




17 posted on 02/17/2014 7:09:25 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

he is going to look like Al Sharpton sooner or later


18 posted on 02/17/2014 7:11:13 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

Once Target gets the Facebook data they’ll be able to eventually predict which women will get pregnant. They can already tell before some women know.


19 posted on 02/17/2014 7:15:52 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: GeronL
perhaps sooner....




20 posted on 02/17/2014 7:44:05 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

rofl!


21 posted on 02/17/2014 7:50:25 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

“we does what we can...and much of that be assured”


22 posted on 02/17/2014 7:58:17 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: BenLurkin

facebook,,, you just creeped me out.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 8:05:25 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: meatloaf

Not as accurately as they like to think. I somehow got on their “pregnant” list (which they then sold) when there was no possible chance of that.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 8:08:32 PM PST by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: Ellendra

I’m glad to read that. Did you find out why they reached that conclusion?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/


25 posted on 02/17/2014 8:17:21 PM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: meatloaf

No. My guess is it was when I was testing for low-grade food allergies by going through the Elimination Diet. That would have meant a short period of time when my eating habits changed. But even that’s stretching it, how many people change their diets without being pregnant?

All I know is that I started getting gift packages and special coupons for baby stuff. They keep sending me stuff for toddlers now. The gift packages I give to the church, but they keep putting my name on the coupons so I shred those.


26 posted on 02/17/2014 8:31:55 PM PST by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: BenLurkin

Ohomo is pedicted to be ‘in a relationship’ with Reggie Love.


27 posted on 02/17/2014 9:35:06 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: BenLurkin

bookmark


28 posted on 02/17/2014 10:48:07 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: MeshugeMikey

No threesomes for you?


29 posted on 02/17/2014 11:33:02 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: KosmicKitty

I can guarantee that Facebook has no idea, at any time, what my relationship status is. You can be “online” without living your life out online and I think people forget that.


30 posted on 02/18/2014 4:37:10 AM PST by FAA
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To: GeronL
Whew! I was almost in a relationship with the Free Republic Facebook Group....

I had one, but had to break it off because there were individuals who used the Group like it was their own personal twitter feed, with multiple daily postings about the content of their belly-button lint clogging up my newsfeed.

31 posted on 02/18/2014 4:56:32 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: 9YearLurker
nope and im very Predjudiced...... against NSA people


32 posted on 02/18/2014 7:46:59 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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