18 December 2010

The Revenge of Facebook, Part II

For many folks, it seems that this is not in fact the most wonderful time of year. It turns out that this is the time of year when you're most likely to be dumping or being dumped.

Journalist David McCandless has used Facebook status updates, more than 10,000 of them, to figure out when we're most likely to leave a relationship. It turns out that Mondays are bad, so is the start of the summer holidays, but the two weeks before Christmas are second only to the beginning of spring break.