Facebook Break-ups

David McCandless and Lee Byron scoured public Facebook records for the words “break up” or “broken up” and graphed out the data in the handy chart above. Their data mining allowed them to visually see when couples tend to break up throughout the year. It was also found that most breakups happened on a Monday, presumably following a bust up at the weekend, with Christmas day being the lowest day of the year for breakups.

This data above was used in a TED talk given by David McCandless’ which you can watch below. There’s much more interesting factoids in his talk so I encourage you to take the time out to watch it.

via The New York Times


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